Models of Address and Salutation

NOTE: The President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House are always addressed formally.

 The President

T
he Honorable (Name)
The President
The White House
Washington, D.C.  20500

Dear Mr. President:

The Vice President

The Honorable (Name)
The Vice President
The White House
Washington, D.C.  20500

Dear Mr. Vice President:

The President of the Senate

The Honorable (Name)
President of the Senate
Washington, D.C.  20510

Dear Mr. President:

Speaker of the House

The Honorable (Name)
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

United States Senator

The Honorable (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.  20510

Dear Senator (Name):

Committee Chairman (Senate)

The Honorable (Name)
Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science
  and Transportation
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.  20510

Dear Mr. Chairman:

Subcommittee Chairman (Senate)
 
 
The Honorable (Name)
 Chairman, Subcommittee on Foreign Commerce
   and Tourism
 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
 United States Senate
 Washington, D.C.  20510
 
 Dear Mr. Chairman:

U.S. Representative (House)

The Honorable (Name)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Representative (Name):


Committee Chairman (House)

The Honorable (Name)
Chairman, Committee on Government Operations
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

Subcommittee Chairman (House)

The Honorable (Name)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer,
  and Monetary Affairs
Committee on Government Operations
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

Joint Committee Chairman

The Honorable (Name)
Chairman, Joint Economic Committee
Congress of the United States
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

 
U.S. Representative -- District Office

The Honorable (Name)
U.S. House of Representatives
(Use District Office address as it appears on letterhead)

Dear Representative (Name):

U.S. Senator -- District Office

The Honorable (Name)
United States Senate
(Use District Office address as it appears on letterhead)

Dear Senator (Name):

Cabinet Member

The Honorable (Name)
Secretary of (Agency)
Washington, D.C.  (ZIP Code)

Dear Mr. Secretary:
           OR
Dear Madam Secretary:

Governor

The Honorable (Name)
Governor of (State)
(City, State, ZIP Code)

Dear Governor (Name):

Lieutenant Governor

The Honorable (Name)
Lieutenant Governor of (State)
(City, State, ZIP Code)

Dear Governor (Name):

Mayor

The Honorable (Name)
Mayor of (City)
(City, State, ZIP Code)

Dear Mayor (Name):

Ambassador (American)

The Honorable (Name)
American Ambassador
(City, Country)

Dear Mr. Ambassador:
            OR
Dear Madam Ambassador:

Ambassador (Foreign)

His/Her Excellency
(Name)
Ambassador of (Country)
Washington, D.C.  (ZIP Code)

Dear Mr. Ambassador:
             OR
Dear Madam Ambassador:

Minister (Foreign)

His/Her Excellency
(Name)
*Minister of (Department) of (Country)
(City)

Dear Mr. Minister:
           OR
Dear Madam Minister:

* e.g., Minister of Economy of Italy


NOTE: All U.S. Government correspondence addressed to the Taiwan authorities must be sent via the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).  For more information, contact AIT at (703) 525-8474, or the Department of State's Taiwan Coordination Office, at (202) 647-7711.


Business/Organization

Mr./Ms./Mrs. (Name)
(Title)
(Name of Company)
(City, State, ZIP Code)

Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. (Name):
 

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