Donald E. Booth
Term of Appointment:
Donald E. Booth has been the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia since his arrival in Monrovia on Friday, July 29, 2005.
Ambassador Booth was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 16 and attested by President George W. Bush on June 21, 2005 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America.
Ambassador Booth replaces Ambassador John Blaney who departed Liberia on July 13, 2005.
Prior to this appointment,Ambassador Booth, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, most recently served as Director of the Office of Technical and Specialized Agencies at the Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Ambassador Booth previously served as Director of the Office of West African Affairs. Prior to this position, he served as Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs. Ambassador Booth was also the Economic Counselor in Athens and the Division Chief for Bilateral Trade Affairs at the Department of State. He has attended the National War College, served as an International Relations Officer in the Office of Eastern European Affairs and was the desk officer for the Office of Egyptian Affairs and the Office of East African Affairs. Ambassador Booth was also stationed at embassies in Bucharest, Brussels and Libreville.
Ambassador Booth’s service in Liberia will be his second posting here. He previously served as a Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia from 1979-1981.
Ambassador Booth earned a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a master’s degree in National Security Studies from the National War College.
Released on July 30, 2005