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Diplomatic Representation for Republic of Latvia

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
July 27, 2012





September 28, 1922 LEGATION OPENED
September 28, 1922 C. Louis Seya, Charge d’Affaires a.i.
May 20, 1923 Arthur B. Lule, Consul in New York in Charge of Legation
June 17, 1925 Charles L. Seya, E.E. and M.P.
May 7, 1927 Arthur B. Lule, Consul General in New York in charge of Legation
November 20, 1935 Dr. Alfred Bilmanis, E.E. and M.P.
(DIED July 26, 1948)
July 26, 1948 Anatol Dinbergs, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
June 28, 1949

Jules Feldmans, Charge d'Affaires (NOT a.i.)
(DIED August 1953)

August 16, 1953 Dr. Anatol Dinbergs, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
May 24, 1954 Dr. Arnolds Spekke, Charge d'Affaires (NOT a.i.)
Oct. 1, 1970 Dr. Anatol Dinbergs, Charge d'Affaires
September 9, 1991 President Bush announced that the US was prepared to immediately establish diplomatic relations
with the Republic of Latvia.
September 16, 1991 Government of Latvia informed the Department of State that the Foreign Ministry of the Government
of Latvia had designated the Legation as the official representation.
October 15, 1991 Legation of Latvia informed Department that Government of Latvia wished to upgrade the Legation
to Embassy. Dept. agreed Oct 23 1991.
December 6, 1991 Dr. Anatol Dinbergs, Appt.
March 11, 1992 Amb. E. and P.
February 4, 1993 Ojars Eriks Kalnins, Appt.
April 14, 1993 Amb. E. and P.
April 7, 2000 Aivis Ronis, Appt.
June 14, 2000 Amb. E. and P.
July 18, 2007 Andrejs Pildegovics, Appt.
July 25, 2007 Amb. E. and P.
July 27, 2012 Andris Razans, Appt.
July 30, 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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