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How to Address a Person
With Two or More Titles
A Rank + Another Title -or-
A Courtesy Title (the Honorable, the Reverend) + Another Title

Site updated by Robert Hickey on 6 April 2020

How to Address a "the Honorable" Who is Now a Private Citizen?          
How to Address a Person with a Courtesy Title Who Has Another Title?   

How to Address an Ambassador Who Also Has a Noble Title?               
How to Address a Member of the Clergy Who is Also a Physician?         

How to Address a Person with a Courtesy Title Who is Also a Physician?      
How to Address a Person with a Courtesy Title Who is Also a Pastor?      

How to Address a Retired Military Officer who has a Doctorate?              
How to Address a Retired Military Officer who is also a Professor?              
How to Address a Retired Military Officer who is also a Dean?        
How to Address a Retired Military Officer who is also a Retired Judge?    

How to Address a Nobel Laureate Who Holds an Office?

How to Address An Office Holder
Who Has Additional Titles?

       How would one address a retired US Senator who is now a US Ambassador to a foreign country?  In writing they are both "The Honorable (full name)". But in conversation, or salutation, he could be either an Ambassador or Senator, I guess.
       Is he Ambassador Senator (name) or
Senator Ambassador (name)? If so, which?
       Is being a senator more important than being a ambassador?
       Or, if his current is / most recent job was / an ambassador, perhaps I address him as an Ambassador (name)?

            -- Thomas Manning

       How would one address a retired Army General who is now a Secretary of a U.S. Department (member of the Cabinet)?  Is he The Honorable General (Full Name), USA, Retired?
            -- LPD

       How do you address a physician who is the ambassador of a foreign country?  Since he serves outside the USA, he His Excellency (full name) or the Honorable (full name)?  Is he His Excellency the Honorable Dr. Ambassador (full name)?
            -- MJG

Dear TM, LPD & MJG:
1) Only One Form of Address At A Time.  The U.S. style is to use just one form of address at a time. So when the communication is related to one of the roles, address the person in the manner pertinent to the topic to which the communication is related.
        E.g. Colin Powell is addressed in writing when the communication relates to his service as the Secretary of State as either:
                   The Honorable Colin Powell

             and in the salutation or conversation as:
                   Mr. Powell,

E.g. when the when the communication or conversation relates to his service as a US Army general address him in writing as:
                   General Colin Powell, USA, Retired

              and in the salutation or conversation as:
                   General Powell,

       What if the communication doesn't exactly apply to one or the other role? In the case of Colin Powell he has let it be known he prefers General Powell when it's not related directly to either.

       2) Doctors:
In the USA, academic post-nominals are not used with other titles. So it is not used with a courtesy title (Excellency or Honorable), with a title (Senator or Judge) or with a military rank. So if one is currently addressed with a courtesy title or rank, any reference to their having a doctorate -- academic, medical, legal, -- appears in his/her biography.
       3) What if the official is now retired, and the communication is social -or- not related to any of the jobs/offices in particular?: As mentioned with General Powell at the end of Part #1, if you know their preference, use their preference.
       He or she likely held one of the offices for the bulk of their career and might prefer that one. Or if one is by far the most prestigious, they might prefer that one.
      If you are unsure, call their office and ask. No one is offended when asked "how do you like to be addressed?"  If you ask their staff, they will know: it will not have been the first time they were asked!

       -- Robert Hickey

How to Address a Nobel Laureate Who Holds An Office? 
        What do I do when a person has two titles? Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was a Nobel Laureate in 1991 and continues to lead the National League for Democracy as General Secretary.
        Is this acceptable and appropriate form of address? 
                Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
                Nobel Laureate and General Secretary
                National League for Democracy
                97-B, West Shwegonedine Road
                Bahan Township, Yangon
                Dear Madam General Secretary and Nobel Laureate:
      Complimentary Close:
                Respectfully yours:

               -- Mae

Dear Mae:
        One does not address a Nobel Laureate as such. The prize could be included in a bio or introduction -- but it is not used as an honorific. Honorees get neither a courtesy title nor post-nominal abbreviation.
        Regarding the envelope: a name on an envelope is not a resume/cirriculum vitae.
If you are writing in care of the National League for Democracy it's not even necessary to list her position on the envelope. E.g., if I write to a mayor of a city, it not necessary to include the office on the envelope. When the letter gets to city hall they will know to whom to deliver it.  Thus the envelope to a mayor is addressed as:
                The Honorable Mae Nakao                Dear Madame Mayor:
                City Hall
                Columbus, OH 21233

        When the letter get's to city hall they will know how to get the letter to the mayor. So for your question, here's the best form:
                Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
                National League for Democracy
                97-B, West Shwegonedine Road
                Bahan Township, Yangon
                Dear Madam General Secretary:
  or  Dear General Secretary:
        Complimentary Close:
Respectfully yours:
         -- Robert Hickey

How To Address an Elected Official Who Is Also a Physician?
      What is the proper form of address for a a mayor of a city who is also a medical doctor? How about a member of the city council who is a doctor? Mayor Smith?  Councilman Jones?  Dr. (Family Name)?
              - L.K. in Temple, Texas

      How would I address a senator who is a physician?  Which trumps which?  Dr. Cleary or Senator Cleary?
              - T.W the Party Girl

Dear L.K and T.W.:
      If you are writing to an elected official regarding their official activities as an elected official, address him or her as an elected official If you are writing to the person regarding their activities as a physician, address as a doctor.
       1) AN OFFICIAL IN WRITING: Traditionally all officials elected to office in a general election in the US are The Honorable (Full Name) on an envelope and address block of a letter. I say traditionally because in some localities by local tradition they do not address members of the city or town council as "The Honorable" but for that you need to check your council's office.
       2) AN OFFICIAL IN THE SALUTATION OR CONVERSATION: If the individual has a special honorific attached to their office, use that honorific+name in the salutation or in conversation: E.g., Mayor (Name), Senator (Name). etc.   If there isn't a special honorific attached to the job and formal address in conversation in a salutation is simply Mr./Ms. Name, the use of Dr. Name would be correct because it is her/her personal rank and likely to be the preference of the individual.
       For example .... Bill Frist, former U.S. Senator from Tennessee was an MD, preferred to be addressed in conversation or in a salutation as "Dr. Frist" when he served in the United States Senate rather than "Senator Frist."   It was his personal preference, so people respected his preference, but other physicians in the same situation have followed the standard tradition and were addressed as The Honorable (Full Name) / Senator (Surname).
        -- Robert Hickey

How to Address a Physician
Who is Also a Member of the Clergy?

How to you address a physician {with an MD} who is also an ordained.
    -Well Educated in Arizona, MD, MDiv

Dear WE in A,
         In the U.S. we address a person with the form of address pertinent to the situation — just one title/form of elevated address at a time. 
         Anything more resides on the resume/CV.
         This U.S. Style is a 'simplified style' … and is related to our cultural bias toward egalitarian, less structured, status among citizens.
         And another the rule is: if you can have something before your name, or after, but not both places.
         In the U.S. Style you are all of these are correct:
                  Dr. (First Name)+(Last Name)
                  (First Name)+(Last Name), MD, MDiv
                  The Reverend (First Name)+(Last Name)

         Note: [I say it is a U.S. Style, because in the U.K. and in countries which hold the British traditions, one's name is one's resume. It is a more structured-status society where clearly positioning yourself and your lineage in the hierarchy is a normal part of the culture.]
         [The U.K. Style is a 'compound style' and names get very long. Names including every title, rank, courtesy title and post-nominal to which one might ever have been entitled.

        You see very long names like: Brigadier General the Right Honourable Professor Sir Alexander Smithson Montgomery, VC, GCMG, CB, DSO, PC.]
         -- Robert Hickey

When Someone is The Honorable + Something Else
When someone is both a Dr. (PhD) and The Honorable would you use both titles when addressing them i.e. The Honorable Dr. John Smith?
          -- Chris
I am the current mayor of our fair city and also pastor of a local church. What would my proper title be?  I'm a second term as the Honorable mayor and long time the Reverend.  I am writing a letter of recommendation as the mayor and a pastor.  Do I sign it as the pastor and/or mayor?  Either way? Or both?
          -- IC in California

Dear C & IC,
The US Style is to put one thing before your name … or one thing after … it's either/or ... never both. The one to use is the form of address pertinent to the communication.
          Chris can be:
               The Honorable (Full Name), Dr. (Full Name) or (Full Name), PhD
          IC can be:
               The Honorable (Full Name) or The Reverend (Full Name)
          But never:
               The Honorable Reverend (Full Name)
               The Honorable Dr. (Full Name)
               The Honorable (Full Name), PhD
          In a salutation or conversation others would switch to something else. As mayor, people will address Chris in conversation or in a salutation as: Mayor (Surname). 

          This same pattern happens with Judges and Senators who are on a letter The Honorable (Full Name) … In conversation or a salutation one switchs to something else, in their cases: Judge (Surname) or Senator (Surname).
IC asks "Do I sign it as the pastor and/or mayor?"
          There is a rule: One never gives oneself an honorific or title.
          So, I do not sign myself (write my own name) or list myself in the signature block or anywhere else as Mr. Robert Hickey.
          Even the President of the United States simply signs his name:
                    (Full Name)
                    President of the United States

          So you should sign letter simply as:
                    (Full Name)
          And after your name you list the office(s) which is/are pertinent to the letter:
                    Mayor of (City), California
                    Pastor of the (Name of Church)

FYI …  Using MORE than one title at a time.

          The British DO combine every title they ever acquired. In the UK you see names like His Excellency The Right Honourable General Dr. Sir (Full Name), OBE.
          In the US you see some clergy using The Reverend Dr. (Full Name).  I see it typically with Protestant clergy … especially Episcopal clergy.  I think they are following the style of their related Church of England whose tradition it is to include every honor, degree and title … all at one time.  The Brits have a culture with a permanent hierarchy. For them, listing every personal rank is a tradition.
          In the US the style is simplified and a bit more egalitarian. We address others in the role that is pertinent to the communication. So the classic US style is for Chris to be The Honorable (Full Name) or The Reverend (Full Name) and then in conversation others switch to Dr. (Surname), Mayor (Surname), etc.
          I cover all this, and give the formulas for every office in my book should this sort of thing come up often.

          -- Robert Hickey

How to Address a Professor Who is A
Retired Officer from the Armed Services?

     Would you by any chance know the proper form of address for a USN Captain who is now a university professor with a PhD?  I read the note on your website regarding context (Captain when he's my commanding officer, Doctor when he's bandaging my foot, or something to that effect), but I wonder what would be suitable with an academic doctor, and in a more formal usage.  I've encountered "Captain Doctor [name]" once or twice on the Internet, but it seems a bit of a mouthful.
             --- P. L. Scott

Dear Mr. Scott:
I cover this on page 99 in my book.
    1) Re: "Captain Doctor": As a
In the United States we only use just one honorific at a time. Orally on in a salutation he would be Dr. (name), Professor (name) or even Captain (name),  
    2) Retired officers are entitled to use their ranks socially. But usually when they take another job in retirement, they use forms of address that support the subsequent job -- like the form I provide for professor. So, ask him his preference. He may use both at various times, but he'll clarify what he prefers when in his professorial role.
           -- Robert Hickey

How to Address a Retired Officer Who is A Dean?
     In your book you cover academics and every rank of officer. But, how would I address an envelope to a captain retired from the US Navy, who now is the dean of a college?
             --- O.S.

Dear O.S.:
    A retired officer is entitled to be addressed by rank socially.
    BUT in a new professional role retired officers will almost always choose to be addressed in a way pertinent to that new role.
    An academic dean
is addressed as:
       (Full name), (Post-nominal abbreviation for his degree)
       Dean of (name of school, college, etc.)
       (Name of College/University)
    The salutation would be:
            Dear Dr. (Surname),
    He is always Dr. (Surname) but you could certainly address him as Dean (Surname) if you are interacting with him as The Dean ... And call him Dean (name) in conversations with regard to his actions as a dean.
    So back to my first comment ... about retired officers being entitled to be addressed by rank. If for some reason he wants to be addressed as "Captain" ... a rank is never used with "Dr." or an academic post-nominal abbreviation.
           -- Robert Hickey

How to Address a Retired Officer Who Has a Doctorate?
     How does one, in written form, address a retired BGen (USAF) who has his PhD?  He goes by “Dr. Taylor” now that he is retired, but management also wants to acknowledge his service as well as his degree.
                BGen Henry Taylor, PhD, USAF (Ret)?
                BGen Henry Taylor, USAF (Ret), PhD?
Dr. Henry Taylor, BGen, USAF (Ret)?
    Thank you,
         --- Bill Montgomery

Dear Mr. Montgomery:
    Three part answer:
    You say he 'goes by Dr. Taylor now. When retired officers represent private companies to the armed services ... they frequently skip using their rank when dealing with active-duty officers. So in spite of management's desire to bring his former rank into the picture, I'd get back to management that the best course is to follow his preference, but it would be appropriate introduce him as "May I introduce Dr. Henry Taylor. Dr. Taylor is a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General."
    Now on to the details:
      #1  There is an American tradition that we only give a person one title at time.
            **  If he prefers to be continued to be addressed as a Brigadier General
                  then use the form I have on Brigadier General
            **  if he prefers now to be addressed as a Doctor
                  use the form I have on Doctorate
    I say "American tradition" because the "British tradition" is to give a person EVERYTHING they would ever get ... so you see names like The Right Honourable Reverend Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Lord William Ramsey, MP, VC ....  But in the US we address a person with the one "honorific" or "courtesy title" that's appropriate to the situation .... who they are to us at the moment.
     #2 Regarding you use of abbreviations: "BGen" is the DOD service-specific abbreviation used by Marine Brigadier Generals.   The DOD service-specific abbreviation for USAF Brigadier Generals is "Brig Gen"
    #3 You see "Retired" noted many ways ... but use EITHER of the following ... to (Ret)
          Brig Gen Henry Taylor, USAF, Ret.
  Brig Gen Henry Taylor, USAF, Retired
    For future use of abbreviations, my books has all that. It answers your questions on page 94 (use of retired with retired officers) and page 97 (DOD USAF abbreviations). 
          -- Robert Hickey

Do Address a Retired Officer
Who is Also a Retired Judge?

     I know a man who is both a retired Marine Corps Officer and a retired judge for a California Superior Court.  He wants both his military retired rank and his status as a retired judge of Superior Court to BOTH be included when his is addressed.  How would it be done?

-- Fran

Dear Fran:
       He can't correctly be addressed as both at the same time.
       He can be either a judge or a retired officer, but he can't be addressed as the sum of the two.
       Same situation with Colin Powell ...
              either as a former secretary of state ..
                     The Honorable Colin Powell .... Mr. Powell 
                            (Only a current secretary would be Mr./Madame Secretary.)
              or USA general.
                     General Colin Powell, USA, Retired .... General Powell
       Which one is used depends on why he is being addressed. Colin Powell gets invitations to both names (He IS both names.) and which is correct depends on if he is being addressed relative to his state department OR military service. If it's social, and relative to neither, he prefers "General Powell"

       1) The Honorable in the United States is never used with a rank or post-nominal abbreviation.
       2) All personnel in the armed services are addressed by rank alone. Military doctors, judges, pilots, security guards ... all are addressed by rank alone.
       -- Robert Hickey

How to Address a Former Judge Who Is Now a Corporate Executive?
   My partner and I are meeting with the head of a major philanthropic and public service organization. Prior to taking on this new post the organization's head was a New York State Supreme Court Judge in the Family Court System. His new secretary answers his phone "Mr. (his last name)'s Office".  We're preparing a briefing document for him and I'm unsure if he should be addressed as "Mr." or "Judge" or "the Hon."  Any idea? 
      -- Laurane M. in New York
     A retired judge is addressed in writing as
"The Honorable (full name)",  The rule is "once an Honorable, always an Honorable."
    Typically retired judges are addressed in conversation as Judge (surname). Like ambassadors, generals, and senators, they typically use their former professional title socially for the rest of their lives.
    BUT he may feel that in his current role the form of address from a prior role is not pertinent.
He may think he is most appropriately addressed at his current job to reflect his current job. Since his own secretary says Mr. (his last name)'s office then I think that it is his preferred form of address. If you are still concerned, a call to his office will resolve the confusion and avoid a mistake.
                 -- Robert Hickey

How to Address an Ambassador
Who Also Has a Noble Title?

       I have a meeting tomorrow with a foreign ambassador who also is a prominent member of the royal family of his country.
       Do I address him in his role as an Ambassador (Your Excellency or Mr. Ambassador)?
       Do I address him as a prince (Your Royal Highness), or some combination of the two?

            -- Mark M. in DC

Dear Ms. Manning:
The basic rule is to address by rank, identify by office.
       Since he has a personal rank, officially he is always as HRH. In monarchies a noble title outranks an appointed rank, so in the USA we follow their pattern.
       In writing you should acknowledge both:
              His Excellency His Royal Highness (Name),
                     the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates

       Note that the HRH is right before the name ... and in conversation he'd most formally be:
              Your Royal Highness
       I recently discussed this very issue with some protocol officers at the Pentagon who had as a visitor a Saudi Prince who is also a Lt. General in the Saudi Arabian Army.  During the visit he was in uniform and they addressed him as General (Name).  It wasn't technically the most correct ... but it worked and everything went smoothly. 
       ... But back in Saudi Arabia he would have been HRH everywhere -- being a prince trumps being merely a general!

       -- Robert Hickey

Not Finding Your Question Answered?
(1) At left is a list offices/officials covered and (2) below are other topics covered in my blog. Between the two I probably have what you are looking for.
     But after checking both lists if you don't see your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day (unless I am traveling.)
      If I think your question is of interest to others, I will post the question & answer – but I always change the names and specifics.
      -- Robert Hickey

Mr., Miss, Jr., III, & Names        
Married Women       
Deceased Persons         
People with Two Titles
Post-Nominal Abbreviations and Initials         
Sequence Post-Nominal Abbreviations: Sr., Jr., etc.    
Couples: Private Citizens / Joint Forms of Address 
Couples: U.S. Military / Joint Forms of Address     
Couples: U.S. Officials / Joint Forms of Address      

Former Officials            
Professionals and Academics        

United States Federal Officials, Currently In Office             
United States State Officials, Currently In Office              
United States Municipal Officials, Currently In Office             
       All About The Honorable with U.S. Officials         
       Former United States Officials of all types             
United States Armed Services
       Addressing Active Duty Personnel              
       Addressing Retired Personnel      
       Use of Rank by Retired Personnel      
       Use of Rank by Veterans      

Tribal Officials 
Clergy and Religious Officials           
Canadian Officials         
Australian Officials          
British Officials, Royalty, and Nobility        
Diplomats and International Representatives
Foreign National Officials and Nobility        

Author's Name on His/Her Book       
Business Cards, Names on
Introductions, Names in
Invitations: Names on
Invitations: Names of Armed Service Personnel on        
Name Badges & Tags            
Names on Programs, Signs, & Lists            
Naming a Building or Road            
Place Cards            

Plaques, Awards, Diplomas, Certificates, Names on    
Precedence: Ordering Officials 
Tombstones, Names on      

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