Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

The Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration is the head of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration within the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration reports to the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.

United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Population, Refugees, and Migration
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Simon Henshaw
Acting

since January 20, 2017
Reports toUnder Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
NominatorPresident of the United States
Inaugural holderJohn Alexander Baker, Jr.
Formation1979
WebsiteOfficial Website

List of the Directors of the Bureau of Refugee Programs, 1979—1994

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
John A. Baker, Jr. August 26, 1979 October 30, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Frank E. Loy June 1, 1980 January 30, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Richard David Vine January 10, 1982 Sep 17, 1982 Ronald Reagan
James N. Purcell, Jr. June 12, 1983 September 28, 1986 Ronald Reagan
Jonathan Moore March 5, 1987 June 22, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Princeton Lyman September 5, 1989 June 15, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Warren Zimmermann June 15, 1992 March 3, 1994 Bill Clinton

List of the Assistant Secretaries of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, 1994—Present

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
Phyllis E. Oakley September 21, 1994 November 7, 1997 Bill Clinton
Julia V. Taft November 10, 1997 January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton
Arthur E. Dewey January 30, 2002 July 1, 2005 George W. Bush
Ellen Sauerbrey January 12, 2006[1] December 31, 2007 George W. Bush
Samuel M. Witten[2] December 31, 2007 July 9, 2009 George W. Bush
Eric P. Schwartz July 9, 2009 October 4, 2011 Barack Obama
Anne C. Richard April 2, 2012 January 20, 2017 Barack Obama

References

  1. Commissioned during a Senate recess after Senate refuses to act on her nomination.
  2. Acting Assistant Secretary
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