Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Legislative Affairs
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Incumbent
Mary Kirtley Waters

since December 20, 2017
Reports to The United States Secretary of State
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder Dean Acheson[1]
Formation 1944
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs is the head of the Bureau of Legislative Affairs within the United States Department of State.

List of Assistant Secretaries of State for Legislative Affairs

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
Dean Acheson December 20, 1944 August 15, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ernest A. Gross March 4, 1949 October 13, 1949 Harry S. Truman
Jack K. McFall October 15, 1949 September 9, 1952
Thruston Ballard Morton January 30, 1953 February 29, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Robert C. Hill March 9, 1956 June 26, 1957
William B. Macomber Jr. October 21, 1957 February 27, 1961
Brooks Hays February 28, 1961 December 3, 1961 John F. Kennedy
Fred Dutton December 4, 1961[2] July 27, 1964 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Douglas MacArthur II March 14, 1965 March 6, 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson
William B. Macomber Jr. March 7, 1967 October 2, 1969
David Manker Abshire April 20, 1970 January 8, 1973 Richard Nixon
Marshall Wright May 29, 1973 February 2, 1974
A. Linwood Holton February 28, 1974 January 31, 1975 Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford
Robert J. McCloskey February 21, 1975 September 10, 1976 Gerald Ford
Douglas J. Bennet March 18, 1977 August 2, 1979 Jimmy Carter
J. Brian Atwood August 3, 1979 January 14, 1981
Richard M. Fairbanks March 6, 1981 January 26, 1982 Ronald Reagan
Powell A. Moore February 8, 1982 August 5, 1983
W. Tapley Bennett Jr. November 17, 1983 January 4, 1985
William L. Ball April 2, 1985 February 28, 1986
J. Edward Fox June 18, 1986 February 21, 1989
Janet G. Mullins March 2, 1989 August 23, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Wendy Sherman May 12, 1993 March 29, 1996 Bill Clinton
Barbara Mills Larkin July 19, 1996 January 19, 2001
Paul Vincent Kelly June 1, 2001 January 24, 2005 George W. Bush
Jeffrey Bergner November 9, 2005 July 2008
Matthew A. Reynolds October 6, 2008 January 2009
Richard Verma April 2009 April 2011 Barack Obama
David S. Adams August 4, 2011 2013
Julia Frifield October 21, 2013 January 20, 2017
Mary Kirtley Waters December 20, 2017 Incumbent Donald Trump

External links

  • List of Assistant Secretaries of State for Legislative Affairs by the State Department Historian
  • Bureau of Legislative Affairs Website

References

  1. ^ "Assistant Secretaries of State for Legislative Affairs". U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Commissioned during a Senate recess; after confirmation, he was re-commissioned on January 30, 1962.
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