Charles Edward Rhetts (May 21, 1910 – November 14, 1971) was an American diplomat.
Rhetts was born in Columbus, Indiana on May 21, 1910.
Rhetts graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.
In 1934, after graduating, he worked in Washington D.C. with New Deal agencies. In 1945, Rhetts served as acting assistant Attorney General. Rhetts also practiced private law in Washington D.C., where he represented John S. Service.
Rhetts was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the position of United States Ambassador to Liberia on July 5, 1962. The presentation of his credentials occurred on August 7, 1962. He remained in this position until September 30, 1964.
Rhetts was married to Ruth Fisher. Together they had three children.
On November 14, 1971, Rhetts died during a vacation in London, England of a heart attack.