United States Ambassador to France

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Ambassador of the United States to France
Ambassadeur des États-Unis en France
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Uzra Zeya
(Chargé d'affaires)

since January 20, 2017
Residence Hôtel de Pontalba
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder Benjamin Franklin
as Envoy
Formation 1778
Website U.S. Embassy – Paris

The United States Ambassador to France is the official representative of the President of the United States to the head of state of France. There has been a U.S. Ambassador to France since the American Revolution. The United States sent its first envoys to France in 1776, towards the end of the four-centuries-old Bourbon dynasty. The American diplomatic relationship with France has continued throughout that country's five republican regimes, two periods of French empire, the Bourbon Restoration, and its July Monarchy. After the Battle of France, the United States maintained diplomatic relations with Vichy France until France severed them on the date Operation Torch was launched in November 1942; the Embassy was reopened December 1944.[1]

United States Representatives in Paris[edit]

United States Envoys to France[edit]

Benjamin Franklin
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Robert R. Livingston

United States Ministers Plenipotentiary to France[edit]

James Monroe

United States Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France[edit]

During the French Third Republic:

R. Sargent Shriver

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm (Background Notes).

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