The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History

U.S. diplomatic chiefs of mission to Switzerland

Theodore S. Fay (Minister 1853-61) George G. Fogg (Minister 1861-65) George Harrington (Minister 1865-69) Horace Rublee (Minister 1869-76) Horace Rublee (Charge d'Affaires 1876) Nicholas Fish (Charge d'Affaires 1877-81) Michael J. Cramer (Charge d'Affaires 1881-82) Michael J. Cramer (Minister 1882-85) Boyd Winchester (Minister 1885-89) John D. Washburn (Minister 1889-92) Person C. Cheney (Minister 1892-93) James O. Broadhead (Minister 1893-95) John L. Peak (Minister 1895-97) John G. A. Leishman (Minister 1897-1901) Arthur S. Hardy (Minister 1901-03) David J. Hill (Minister 1903-05) Brutus J. Clay (Minister 1905-10) Lauritz S. Swenson (Minister 1910-11) Henry S. Boutell (Minister 1911-13) P. A. Stovall (Minister 1913-19) Hampson Gary (Minister 1920-21) Joseph C. Grew (Minister 1921-24) Hugh S. Gibson (Minister 1924-27) Hugh R. Wilson (Minister 1927-37) Leland Harrison (Minister 1937-47) John Carter Vincent (Minister 1947-51) Richard C. Patterson, Jr. (Minister 1951-53) Frances E. Willis (Ambassador 1953-57) Henry J. Taylor (Ambassador 1957-61) Robert M. McKinney (Ambassador 1961-63) True Davis (Ambassador 1963-65) John S. Hayes (Ambassador 1966-69) Shelby Davis (Ambassador 1969-75) Peter H. Dominick (Ambassador 1975) Nathaniel Davis (Ambassador 1975-77) Marvin L. Warner (Ambassador 1977-79) Richard D. Vine (Ambassador 1979-81) Faith Whittlesey (Ambassador 1981-83) John Davis Lodge (Ambassador 1983-85) Faith Whittlesey (Ambassador 1985-88) Philip D. Winn (Ambassador 1988-89) Joseph Gildenhorn (Ambassador 1989-93) M. Larry Lawrence (Ambassador 1994-96) Madeleine M. Kunin (Ambassador 1996-99) J. Richard Fredericks (Ambassador 1999-2001) Mercer Reynolds III (Ambassador 2001-03) Pamela P. Willeford (Ambassador 2003-06) Peter R. Conaway (Ambassador 2006-) Don Beyer (Ambassador 2009-13)

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Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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