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Previous U.S. Ambassadors to Afghanistan
 

James B. Cunningham (2012 - 2014)

Ryan Crocker (2011-2012)

Karl W. Eikenberry (2009-2011)

William Braucher Wood (2007-2009)

Ronald E. Neumann (2005-2007)

Zalmay Khalilzad (2003-2005)

Robert Patrick John Finn (2002-2003)

Ryan Crocker, appointed Charge d'Affaires ad interim (Jan 2, 2002)

Note: U.S. Embassy Kabul closed (January 30, 1989)
The U.S. Liaison Office in Kabul reopened (Dec 17, 2001)

Adolph Dubs (1978-1979)

Theodore Lyman Eliot (1973-1978)

Robert Gerhard Neumann (1966-1973)

John Milton Steeves (1962-1966)

Henry Alfred Byroade (1959-1962)

Sheldon Tibbetts Mills (1956-1959)

Angus Ivan Ward (1952-1956)

George Robert Merrell (1951-1952)

Louis Goethe Dreyfus (1949-1951)

Note: Elevation of Legation to Embassy Kabul (May 6, 1948)

Ely Eliot Palmer (1945-1948)

Cornelius Van Hemert Engert (1942-1945)

Note: Opening of Legation Kabul (June 6, 1942)

Louis Goethe Dreyfus (1940-1942)

William Harrison Hornibrook (1935-1936)
Note: Accredited also to Persia; resident at Tehran.