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Chargé d’affaires Woodward “Clark” Price – Picture by State Department, US Embassy in Berlin.

Thursday, 1 July 2021, Berlin, Germany: U.S. Chargée d’affaires a.i. Robin S. Quinville departed Germany alongside her consort, and passed on the embassy’s administration to Minister Counselor Woodward “Clark” Price, who was assigned to the mission expressly for that purpose.  

Incumbent Chargé d’affaires a.i. Clark Price arrived in Berlin in June 2021, however, he had already served at the diplomatic mission in the capacity of Minister Counselor in charge of Economic Affairs in Berlin from 2016 to 2019. He had been sent back to Washington D.C. wherein he was the Director of European Union and Regional Affairs within the State Department. Clark is fluent in English, German, Greek and has a working knowledge of Armenian and Hebrew.  

Some of his previous assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission in Yerevan, Armenia. Clark likewise served in the Russia Directorate at the National Security Council. Other erstwhile Foreign Service positions include postings in Athens (Economic Counselor), Tel Aviv (Deputy Economic Counselor), Nicosia and New Delhi.  

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations from John Hopkins SAIS.  

The U.S.A. has been represented in Berlin by a diplomatic envoy in Berlin -with various historical interruptions- since 1797 in the then Kingdom of Prussia. The U.S. has had various missions accredited to various German states that today formed a unified Germany since the end of the 18th century. The country’s would be sixth president, John Quincy Adams, served at the time as first diplomatic Minister to Prussia. 

The present chancery in Berlin Pariser-Platz was inaugurated in 2008 in the presence of erstwhile President George W. Bush. Thence the U.S. Mission Germany oversees likewise the consulates general located in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, and Munich, some offices in Bonn, and other regional offices. 

On 2 July the White House announced the nomination of Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania, to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany. The post is deemed as political, and subjected to approval by the U.S. Senate. If approved, Professor Amy Gutmann would be the first woman to hold the ambassadorship.  

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