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Diplomatic Representation for Lebanon

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
June 6, 2008




April 12, 1945Dr. Charles Malik, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
April 19, 1945E.E. and M. P.
April 23, 1953Dr. Charles Malik, Apptd. Amb. E. and P.
May 4, 1953Amb. E. and P.
September 12, 1955Dr. Victor Khouri, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 8, 1955Amb. E. and P.
January 20, 1958Nadim Demechkie, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 10, 1958Amb. E. and P.
August 8, 1962Ibrahim al-Ahdab, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
August 22, 1962Amb. E. and P.

On June 6, 1967 when relations with U.S. were severed by several Middle East countries, Lebanese Ambassador requested his name be continued as Ambassador, although he was absent. He returned to the U.S. and served until appointment of Ambassador listed below.

October 30, 1968Najati Kabbani, Apptd. Amb. E. and P.
November 12, 1968Amb. E. and P.
October 9, 1978Mr. Chawki Choueiri, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
October 23, 1978Khalil Itani, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 16, 1978Amb. E. and P.
May 12, 1983Abdallah. Bouhabib, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 16, 1983Amb. E. and P.
March 1, 1990Nassib Lahoud, Appt
April 9, 1990Amb. E. and P.
June 26, 1992Simon Massoud Karam, Appt
September 8, 1992Amb. E. and P.
June 23, 1994Dr. Riad Tabbarah, Amb. E. and P.
June 6, 1997Dr. Mohamad B. Chatah, Appt.
September 8, 1997Amb. E. and P.
March 24, 1999Farid Abboud, Appt.
April 19, 1999Amb. E. and P.
June 4, 2008Antoine Chedid, Appt.
June 6, 2008Amb. 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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