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Diplomatic Representation for Ecuador

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
January 18, 2012



January 15, 1896 Legation Established
January 15, 1896 Don Luis Felipe Carbo, E.E. and M.P.
January 12, 1903 Dr. Alfredo Baquerizo, E.E. and M.P.
December, 1905 General L. Plaza G. E.E. and M.P.
May 28, 1906 Don Luis Felipe Carbo, E.E. and M.P.
August 5, 1910 Doctor Don Rafael Maria Arízaga, E.E. and M.P.
July 15, 1913 Señor Doctor Don Gonzalo S. Córdova, E.E. and M.P
February 16, 1917 Señor Doctor Rafael H. Elizalde, E.E. and M.P.
October 28, 1924 Señor Doctor Don Francisco Ochoa Ortiz, E.E. and M.P.
October 27, 1928 Señor Don Gonzalo Zaldumbide, E.E. and M.P.
October 25, 1929 Don Homero Viteri LaFronte, E.E. and M.P.
September 12, 1933 Señor Capitán Colón Eloy Alfaro, E.E. and M.P.
September 17, 1936 Embassy Established
September 17, 1936 Señor Capitán Colón Eloy Alfaro, E. and P.
July 12, 1944 Señor Galo Plaza, E. and P.
December 13, 1946 Señor Don Fransisco Yllescas, E. and P.
December 31, 1947 Señor Don Augusto Dillon, E. and P.
January 17, 1951 Señor Dr. Don Luis Antonio Peñaherrera
December 12, 1952 Señor Dr. José R. Chiriboga V., E. and P.
July 16,1956 Señor Dr. Teodoro Alvarado-Garaicoa, E. and P.
December 19, 1956 Señor Dr. José R. Chiriboga V., E. and P.
January 10, 1962 D.R. Neftali Ponce-Miranda, E. and P.
October 24, 1963 Dr. Jose Antonio Correa, E. and P.
December 15, 1964 Gustavo Larrea, E. and P.
September 12, 1967 Carlos Mantilla-Ortega, E. and P.
December 19, 1972 Alberto Quevedo-Toro, E. and P.
January 29, 1975 José C. Cardenas, E. and P.
February 17, 1977 Gustavo Ycaza Borja, E. and P.
October 12, 1979 Ricardo Crespo-Zaldumbide, E. and P.
January 9, 1984 Rafael Garcia-Velasco, E. and P.
November 26, 1984 Mario Ribadeneira, E. and P.
February 7, 1989 Jaime Moncayo, E. and P.
November 19, 1992 Edgar Teran-Teran, E. and P.
September 2, 1997 Alberto Maspons Guzman, Appt.
September 8, 1997 Amb. E. and P.
November 9, 1998 Yvonne A-Baki, Appt.
January 21, 1999 Amb. E. and P.
July 17, 2003 Raul Gangotena-Rivadeneira, Appt.
September 10, 2003 Amb. E. and P.
September 26, 2005 Luis Benigno Gallegos Chiriboga, Appt.
October 3, 2005 Amb. E. and P.
December 2, 2011 Saskia Natalie Cely Suzrez, Appt.
January 18, 2012 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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