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Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
March 10, 2014

(From first published Diplomatic List – Nov. 1893)



May 24, 1889 Alfred Le Ghait, E.E. and M.P.
Jan. 1897 (List) Maurice Joostens, Counselor of Legation (Not Charge d'Affaires)
Feb. 15, 1897 Count G. de Lichtervelde, E.E. and M.P.
Aug. 1901 (List) Baron Moncheur, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
Nov. 7, 1901 E.E. and M.P.
Jun. 17, 1909 Cartier Marchienne, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
Nov. 18, 1909 Count Conrad de Buisseret, E.E. and M.P.
Nov. 21, 1911 E. Havenith, E.E. and M.P.
Apr. 23, 1917 E. de Cartier Marchienne, E.E. and M.P.
Sept. 13, 1919 Baron de Cartier de Marchienne, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
May 12, 1920 Amb. E. and P.
  DEAN - Aug. 23, 1926
Oct. 26, 1927 H.H. Prince Albert de Ligne, Amb. E. and P.
Apr. 2, 1931 Paul May, Amb. E. and P.
(DIED July 30, 1934)
Aug. 7, 1934 H.H. Prince Eugene de Ligne, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
Jan. 18, 1935 Count Robert van der Straten-Ponthoz, Amb. E.. and P.
  DEAN - Nov. 16, 1944
Feb. 9, 1945 Baron Silvercruys, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 8, 1945 Amb. E. and P.
Aug. 11, 1959 H.E. Louis Scheyven, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
Aug. 21, 1959 Amb. E. and P.
Nov. 26, 1969 H.E. Walter Loridan, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
Dec. 18, 1969 Amb. E. and P.
May 31, 1974 Mr. Herman Dehennin, Minister, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
Sept. 23, 1974 Willy Van Cauwenberg, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
Oct. 4, 1974 Amb. E. and P.
Aug. 1, 1979 Count Francis de la Barre d1Erquelinnes, Minister, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
Sept. 25, 1979 Raoul Schoumaker, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
Oct. 12, 1979 Amb. E. and P.
Dec. 4, 1985 Herman Dehennin, Appt.
Feb. 18, 1986 Amb E and P.
Jan 25, 1991 Juan Gassiers, Appt.
Feb. 19, 1991 Amb. E. and P.
Oct. 3, 1994 Andre Adam (copies of credentials)
Nov. 21, 1994 Amb. E.. and P. (WH credentials)
Sept. 9, 1998 Alexis Reyn, Appt.
Sept. 10, 1998 Amb. E. and P.
Aug. 8, 2002 Franciskus van Daele, Appt.
Sept. 25, 2002 Amb. E. and P.
Dec. 29, 2006 Dominicus Struye de Swielande, Appt. Amb.
Feb. 27, 2007 Amb. E. and P.
Feb. 17, 2009 Jan Josef Matthysen, Appt. Amb.
May 20, 2009 Amb. E. and P.
January 07, 2014 Johan Verbeke, Appt.
March 10, 2014 Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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