Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Consular Affairs
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Incumbent
Carl Risch

since August 11, 2017
Reports to The Under Secretary of State for Management
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder R. W. Scott McLeod
Formation 1953
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs is the head of the Bureau of Consular Affairs within the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs reports to the Under Secretary of State for Management. From 1953 to 1977, the position was called Administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs.

List of the Assistant Secretaries of State for Security and Consular Affairs, 1953—77

Name Assumed Office Left Office President(s) served under
R. W. Scott McLeod March 3, 1953 March 9, 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Roderic L. O'Connor May 28, 1957 December 29, 1958
John W. Hanes III January 1, 1959 October 4, 1962 Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy
Abba P. Schwartz October 5, 1962 March 6, 1966 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Barbara M. Watson August 12, 1968 December 31, 1974 Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon
Leonard F. Walentynowicz January 2, 1975 March 7, 1977 Gerald Ford

List of the Assistant Secretaries of State for Consular Affairs, 1977–present

Name Assumed Office Left Office President(s) served under
Barbara M. Watson April 13, 1977 August 17, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Diego C. Asencio August 29, 1980 November 21, 1983 Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan
Joan M. Clark December 22, 1983 October 18, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Elizabeth M. Tamposi October 18, 1989 November 10, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Mary A. Ryan May 12, 1993 September 30, 2002 Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
Maura Harty November 20, 2002 February 29, 2008 George W. Bush
Janice L. Jacobs June 10, 2008 April 4, 2014 George W. Bush and Barack Obama
Michele T. Bond April 3, 2014 January 26, 2017 Barack Obama and Donald Trump
Carl Risch August 11, 2017 Incumbent Donald Trump

References

External links

  • Information about the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs by the State Department Historian
  • Bureau of Consular Affairs Website
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