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Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
December 7, 2010

(From first published Diplomatic List – Nov. 1893)



November 15, 1888 Alfred de Claparede, E.E. and M.P.
May 1894 List Charles C. Tavel, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
March 1895 List Dr. L. Vogel, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
March 23, 1895 J. B. Pioda, E.E. and M.P.
November 1902 List Charles L. E. Lardy, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
February 28, 1903 Fernand Du Martheray, E.E. and M.P.
January 31, 1905 Ernst Probst, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
March 11, 1905 Leo Vogel, E.E. and M.P.
June 11, 1909 Dr. Paul Ritter, E.E. and M.P.
July 23, 1917 Dr. Carl Paul Hubscher, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
August 27, 1917 Dr. Hans Sulzer, E.E. and M.P.
January 29, 1920 Marc Peter, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
May 25, 1920 E.E. and M.P.
October 4, 1939 Karl Bruggmann, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
October 10, 1939 E.E. and M.P.
(Placed on List as Charles Bruggmann)
January 27, 1955 Henry de Torrente, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
January 28, 1955 E.E. and M.P.
April 16, 1957 Henry de Torrente, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 17, 1957 Amb. E. and P.
November 14, 1960 August Lindt, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 9, 1960 Amb. E. and P.
February 18, 1963 Alfred Zehnder, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 21, 1963 Amb. E. and P.
March 2, 1966 Felix Schnyder, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 8, 1966 Amb. E. and P.
December 12, 1975 Alfred Hohl, Minister, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
February 5, 1976 Raymond Probst, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 24, 1976 Amb. E. and P.
August 26, 1880 Anton Hegner, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
August 29, 1880 Amb. E. and P.
May 3, 1984 Klaus Jacobi, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 18, 1984 Amb. E. and P.
February 6, 1989 Edouard Brunner, Appt
February 7, 1989 Amb E&P
May 13, 1993 Carlo Jagmetti, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 3, 1993 Amb. E.& P.
April 18, 1997 Alfred Defago, Appt.
May 14, 1997 Amb. E&P
August 21, 2001 Christian Blickenstorfer, Appt.
October 10, 2001 Ambassador E&P
May 11, 2006 Urs Johann Ziswiler , Appt.
May 15, 2006 Ambassador E&P
November 1, 2010 Manuel Sager, Appt.
December 7, 2010 Ambassador E&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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