List of ambassadors of the United States to East Germany

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Ambassador of the United States to East Germany
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Inaugural holder Brandon Grove
as Chargé d'Affaires
Formation December 9, 1974
Abolished October 2, 1990

The United States had diplomatic relations with the nation of East Germany (the German Democratic Republic) from 1974 to 1990.

Listed below are the head U.S. diplomatic agents to East Germany, their diplomatic rank, and the effective start and end of their service in East Germany.

List of United States ambassadors to East Germany

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at East Berlin (1974-1990)

Name and Title Presentation of
Termination of
John Sherman Cooper, Ambassador December 20, 1974 September 28, 1976
David B. Bolen, Ambassador August 22, 1977 June 20, 1980
Herbert S. Okun, Ambassador August 20, 1980 January 13, 1983
Rozanne L. Ridgway, Ambassador January 26, 1983 July 13, 1985
Francis J. Meehan, Ambassador September 16, 1985 November 30, 1988
Richard Clark Barkley, Ambassador December 19, 1988 October 2, 1990

See also


  • U.S. State Department list of Chiefs of Mission to the German Democratic Republic
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