List of ambassadors of the United States to Azerbaijan

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Ambassador of the United States to Azerbaijan
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
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Robert Cekuta

since February 19, 2015
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Robert Finn
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
Formation March 16, 1992
Website U.S. Embassy - Baku

This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Azerbaijan.

The United States recognized Azerbaijan's independence on Dec 25, 1991, and announced the establishment of diplomatic relations on February 19, 1992.

The Baku embassy was opened by interim ambassador Robert Finn on March 16, 1992.

Chiefs of mission

Representative From To Title Appointed by
Robert Finn March 16, 1992 1992 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim George H. W. Bush
Richard Miles September 16, 1992 November 5, 1993 Ambassador George H. W. Bush
Richard Kauzlarich April 20, 1994 July 20, 1997 Ambassador Bill Clinton
Stanley T. Escudero December 4, 1997 October 1, 2000 Ambassador Bill Clinton
Ross L. Wilson October 11, 2000 April 24, 2003 Ambassador Bill Clinton
Reno L. Harnish December 1, 2003 April 24, 2006 Ambassador George W. Bush
Anne E. Derse July, 2006 July 4, 2009 Ambassador George W. Bush
Donald Lu July 4, 2009 July, 2010 Chargé d'Affaires Barack Obama
Matthew Bryza[1][2] January 10, 2011 January 5, 2012 Ambassador Barack Obama
Richard Morningstar July 20, 2012 2015 Ambassador Barack Obama
Robert Cekuta February 19, 2015 Incumbent Ambassador Barack Obama


  1. ^ Congressional recess appointment. "List of Ambassadorial Appointments". American Foreign Service Association. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  2. ^ "Matthew J. Bryza". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-07-23.

See also


External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Azerbaijan
  • United States Department of State: Azerbaijan
  • United States Embassy in Baku
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