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Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
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June 7, 2013
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From first published Diplomatic List – November 1893

DATE

NAME/MISSION

January 17, 1888 Pak Chung Yang, E.E. and M.P
   
June 21, 1894 Ye Sung Soo, Minister Resident
   
October 1895 List Pak Yong Kiu, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
   
February 19, 1896 Soh Kwan Pom, E.E. and M.P.
October 14, 1896 Chin Pom Ye, E.E. and M.P.
   
May 1900 List Tam E. Ye, Charge d'Affaires a.i
September 1900 List Sin Teh Moo, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
   
June 4, 1901 Minhui Cho, E.E. and M.P.
   
February 6, 1904 Teh Moo Sin, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
   
June 28, 1905 Yun Chung Kim, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
   
January 1906 List LEGATION REMOVED
   
March 21, 1949 EMBASSY OPENED*
  *In August 1948, Dr. Chough Pyung Ok was recognized as Special Representative of the President of Korea, with personal rank of Ambassador. In January 1949, Chang Myun (later changed to John Myun Chang) was recognized in the same capacity replacing Dr. Chough.
   
March 21, 1949 Dr. John Myun Chang, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 25, 1949 Amb. E. and P.
   
May 22, 1951 Dr. You Chan Yang, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 6, 1951 Amb. E. and P.
   
June 6, 1960 General Il-Kwon Chung, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 8, 1960 Amb. E. and P.
   
October 28, 1960 Lee Wook Chang, Appt. Amb, E. and P.
December 5, 1960 Amb. E. and P.
   
June 20, 1961 General II Kwon Chung, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 30, 1961 Amb. E. and P.
   
May 27, 1963 Chung Yul Kim, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 14, 1963 Amb. E. and P.
   
November 27, 1964 Hyun Chul Kim, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 15, 1964 Amb. E. and P.
   
November 1, 1967 Dong Jo Kim, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 9, 1967 Amb. E. and P.
   
January 21, 1974 Dr. Pyong-choon Hahm, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 1, 1974 Amb. E. and P.
   
March 29, 1977 Mr. Choong Whay KOO, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
April 26, 1977 Yong Shik KIM, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
May 16, 1977 Amb. E. and P.
   
July 2, 1981 Mr. Jay Hee Oh, Minister, Charge d’Affaires a.i.
July 16, 1981 LEW Byong Hion, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 21, 1981 Amb. E. and P.
   
November 20, 1985 Kyung-Won KIM, Appt.
February 18, 1986 Amb. E. and P.
   
May 11, 1988 HE Tong-Jin Park, Appt.
July 5, 1988 Amb. E. and P.
   
March 19, 1991 Hong-Choo Hyun, Appt.
April 11, 1991 Amb. E. and P.
   
April 20, 1993 Seung-Soo Han
June 23, 1993 Amb. E. and P.
   
February 1, 1995 Kun Woo Park, Appt. (copies of credentials)
March 20, 1995 Amb. E. and P. (White House credentials)
   
May 5, 1998 Lee Hong-koo, Appt.
May 27, 1998 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 7, 2000 Yang Sung-chul, Appt.
September 5, 2000 Amb. E. and P.
   
April 25, 2003 Han Sung-Joo, Appt.
May 8, 2003 Amb. E. and P.
   
March 4, 2005 Seok-hyun Hong, Appt.
March 8, 2005 Amb. E. and P.
   
October 25, 2005 H.E. Lee Tae-sik, Appt.
November 10, 2005 Amb. E. and P.
   
March 20, 2009 Han Duck- soo, Appt.
May 20, 2009 Amb E. and P.
   
March 9, 2012 Choi Youngjin, Appt.
May 5, 2012 Amb E. and P.
   
June 7, 2013 Ahn Ho Young, Appt.
July 18, 2013 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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