List of ambassadors of Canada to the United States

William Lyon Mackenzie King Leighton McCarthy Pierre Trudeau

This is a list of Canadian envoys to the United States, formally titled as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America for Her [His] Majesty's Government in Canada. Until 1943, Canada's representative had the rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, after which the title was promoted to the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, while Leighton McCarthy had the job.

Most ambassadors have been political appointees to the job. A few (Chrétien, Pearson, Charles Ritchie, Edgar Ritchie and Wrong) were career diplomats or spent most of their career at the Department of External Affairs.

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary

# Ambassador Picture Took office Left office Prime Minister(s)
1 Vincent Massey November 25, 1926 July 23, 1930 William Lyon Mackenzie King
2 H. H. Wrong (Chargé d'Affaires ad interim) July 23, 1930 March 9, 1931 William Lyon Mackenzie King
R. B. Bennett
3 W.D. Herridge March 9, 1931 1935 R. B. Bennett
H. H. Wrong (Chargé d'Affaires ad interim) 1935 1936 R. B. Bennett
William Lyon Mackenzie King
4 Sir Herbert Marler 1936 1939 William Lyon Mackenzie King
5 Loring Cristie 1939 1941 William Lyon Mackenzie King
6 Leighton McCarthy 1941 1943 William Lyon Mackenzie King

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

# Ambassador Picture Took office Left office Prime Minister(s)
6 Leighton McCarthy 1943 1944 William Lyon Mackenzie King
7 Lester B. Pearson Lester B. Pearson 1957.jpg 1944 1946 William Lyon Mackenzie King
H. H. Wrong 1946 1953 William Lyon Mackenzie King

Louis St. Laurent

8 A.D.P. Heeney Arnold Heeney1946 (cropped).jpg 1953 1957 Louis St. Laurent
9 Norman Robertson NormanAlexanderRobertson.png 1957 1958 John Diefenbaker
A.D.P. Heeney Arnold Heeney1946 (cropped).jpg 1959 1962 John Diefenbaker
10 C.S.A. Ritchie 1962 1966 John Diefenbaker

Lester B. Pearson

11 A.E. Ritchie 1966 1970 Lester B. Pearson

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

12 Marcel Cadieux 1970 1975 Pierre Elliott Trudeau
13 Jake Warren 1975 1977 Pierre Elliott Trudeau
14 Peter Towe 1977 1981 Joseph Clark

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

15 Allan Gotlieb 1981 1989 Pierre Elliott Trudeau

John Turner

Brian Mulroney

16 Derek Burney Derek Burney.jpg 1989 1993 Brian Mulroney

Kim Campbell

17 John de Chastelain 1993 1994 Jean Chrétien
18 Raymond Chrétien Raymond Chrétien (cropped).jpg 1994 2000 Jean Chrétien
19 Michael Kergin October 26, 2000 February 28, 2005 Jean Chrétien

Paul Martin

20 Frank McKenna Frank McKenna2.jpg March 8, 2005 March 13, 2006 Paul Martin

Stephen Harper

21 Michael Wilson
Diplomat Michael Wilson.png
March 13, 2006 October 19, 2009 Stephen Harper
22 Gary Doer Gary Doer 2014.jpg October 19, 2009 March 3, 2016 Stephen Harper

Justin Trudeau

23 David MacNaughton David MacNaughton at 2017 MIFF (cropped).jpg March 3, 2016 August 31, 2019 Justin Trudeau
24 Kirsten Hillman[1][2] March 26, 2020

Acting Ambassador from August 31, 2019

present Justin Trudeau

See also

References

  1. ^ [1], Acting Ambassador of Canada to the United States. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  2. ^ [2], Kirsten Hillman officially named Canadian ambassador to the United States. CBC. Retrieved 2020-03-25.