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Diplomatic Representation for Republic of Bulgaria

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
August 10, 2010

(Formerly People's Republic of Bulgaria)



December 22, 1914LEGATION OPENED
December 22, 1914Stephan Panaretoff, E.E. and M.P.
(Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
December 16, 1920Dr. P. Lessinoff, Charge d'Affaires, a.i.
August 24, 1921Stephen Panaretoff, E.E. and M.P.
June 1, 1925Stephen P. Bisseroff, Charge d'Affaires, a.i.
December 17, 1925Simeon Radeff, E.E. and M.P.
October 20, 1933Stoyan Petroff Tchomakoff, Charge d'Affaires (NOT ad interim)
May 1, 1936Dimitri Naoumoff, E.E. and M.P.
November 21, 1947LEGATION RE-OPENED - Listed as People's Republic of Bulgaria
November 21, 1947Boyan Athanassov, Charge d'Affaires a.i..
December 16, 1947Dr. Nissim Judasy Mevorah, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
December 29, 1947E.E. and M.P.
December 24, 1948Dr. Peter Voutov, Charge d'Affaires a.i..
February 20, 1950SEVERED RELATIONS
December 2, 1959Dr. Peter G. Voutov, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
January 15, 1960E.E. and M.P.
May 13, 1963Lyubomir Popov, Appt. E. E. and M.P.
June 1, 1963E.E. and M.P.
August 30, 1965Dr. Luben Guerassimov, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
September 1, 1965E.E. and M.P.
December 12, 1966Dr. Luben Guerassimov, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 14, 1966Amb. E. and P.
October 17, 1972Khristo Delchev Zdravchev, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 19, 1972Amb. E. and P.
October 14, 1973Mr. Vladimir Velchev, Counselor, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
May 10, 1974Lubomir Dimitrov Popov, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 5, 1974Amb. E. and P.
September 14, 1977Mr. Krassin Himmirsky, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
February 8, 1978Konstantin Nicolov Grigorov, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 15, 1978Amb. E. and P.
September 17, 1980Stoyan Iliev Zhulev, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 24, 1980Amb. E. and P.
September 23, 1988Velichko F. Velichkov, Appt.
November 9, 1988Amb. E. and P.
December 18, 1990Ognian Pishev, Appt.
February 19, 1991Amb. E. and P.
August 11, 1994Snezhana Botusharova, Amb. E. and P.
September 4, 1998Philip Dimitrov, Appt.
September 10, 1998Amb. E. and P.
February 13, 2002Elena Poptodorova, Appt.
February 14, 2002Amb. E. and P.
November 5,2008Latchezar Petkov, Appt.
December 3, 2008Amb. E and P.
August 4, 2010Elen Borislavova Poptodorova Petrova, Appt.
August 10, 2010Amb. 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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