JLBC: Leadership


JLBC: Leadership

Titles and forms of address for U.S. officials—Continued

Social

Wife of Vice President Salutation

Complimentary Close Invitation

Conversation

United States Senator

Envelope: Official

Social

Salutation Complimentary Close Invitations

Place card

Introductions Conversation

United States Representative

Envelope: Official

Social

Salutation Complimentary Close Invitation

Place Card Introductions

Conversation

Secretary of Defense

Envelope: Official

Social

Wife of Cabinet Member Salutation Complimentary Close Invitation

Place Card Introductions

Conversation

The Vice President and Mrs. Smith (Surname only)

(Home address)

Mrs. John Charles Smith

Dear Mr. Vice President

Dear Mr. Vice President and Mrs. Smith, Respectfully or Respectfully yours

The Vice President

Or, if abroad:

The Vice President of the United States

of America and Mrs. Smith

Mr. Vice President

Or, in prolonged conversation: Sir

The Honorable John Doe United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable John Doe and Mrs. Doe Dear Senator Doe

Sincerely

Senator (and Mrs.) Doe

Senator Doe

Mrs. Doe

Senator Doe or The Honorable John

Doe, United States Senator from (State) Senator Doe or Senator

When the Senator is a woman: Use Senator

The Honorable John Doe House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable John Doe and Mrs. Doe Dear Mr. Doe

Sincerely

Mr. (and Mrs.) Doe

Mr. Doe

Mr. Doe or The Honorable John Doe

A representative from (State) Mr. Doe

When the Representative is a woman: Use Mrs. or Miss

The Honorable John Charles Doe Secretary of Defense Washington, DC 20301

The Honorable John Charles Doe

The Secretary of Defense and Mrs. Doe

Mrs. John Charles Doe

Dear Mr. Secretary and Mrs. Doe, Respectfully or Sincerely

The Secretary of Defense (and Mrs. Doe) The Secretary of Defense

Mrs. Doe

Secretary Doe or The Secretary of

Defense, Mr. Doe or

The Honorable John Charles Doe, Secretary of Defense

Mr. Secretary or Mr. Doe or Sir

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