Davis Eugene Boster

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Davis Eugene Boster
U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala
In office
October 13, 1976 – January 17, 1979
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byFrancis E. Meloy, Jr.
Succeeded byFrank V. Ortiz, Jr.
U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh
In office
February 28, 1974 – September 10, 1976
PresidentRichard Nixon
Succeeded byEdward E. Masters
Personal details
Born(1920-09-14)September 14, 1920
Rio Grande, Ohio, United States
DiedJuly 7, 2005(2005-07-07) (aged 84)
Arlington County, Virginia, United States

Davis Eugene Boster was career American diplomat and former ambassador.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Boster was on September 14, 1920,[3] in Rio Grande, Ohio, United States. He graduated from Mount Union College. He served in the Navy during World War Two, both in the Atlantic and Pacific. In 1980, he retired from the Naval Reserve. He joined the foreign service in 1947.[4][5]


Boster was posted to the United States Embassy in Moscow in 1947. In 1951 he served as the United States liaison officer to the Soviet and Eastern European delegations at the Japanese Peace Conference in San Francisco. He also served as the staff assistant to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. From 1959 to 1962 he was the officer in charge of Soviet Union affairs in United States Embassy in Moscow.[4]

Boster was the head of U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe that would found the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 1973 and 1974. It would also led to the signing of the Helsinki Accords. In 1974 he was appointed the first United States Ambassador to Bangladesh. He served in that position till 1976, after which he served as the United States Ambassador to Guatemala. He retired in 1979 from the Foreign Service to work as the director of Radio Liberty, a Munich based radio station that used to broadcast in the Soviet Union. From 1984 to 1990 he worked as an independent consultant on diplomatic and intelligence affairs in the Washington D.C. area.[4][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Boster was married twice, first to Mary Shilts Boster with whom he had 5 children and second to Constanza Gamero Boster with whom he had one daughter.[4]


  1. ^ "Davis Eugene Boster". history.state.gov. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  2. ^ "AMBASSADOR DAVIS EUGENE BOSTER" (PDF). adst.org. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Davis Eugene Boster (1920 - 2005) - Find A Grave Memorial". indagrave.com. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Davis 'Gene' Boster, 84, Dies; Diplomat, Consultant". The Washington Post. 11 July 2005. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  5. ^ Jr, H. Albarelli (2013). A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination. Trine Day. ISBN 9781936296569. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  6. ^ Mak, Dayton; Kennedy, Charles Stuart (1992). American Ambassadors in a Troubled World: Interviews with Senior Diplomats: Interviews with Senior Diplomats. ABC-CLIO. p. 93. ISBN 9780313065767. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Fatal deaf ear". The Daily Star. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
Succeeded by
Edward E. Masters
Preceded by
Francis E. Meloy, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Guatemala
Succeeded by
Frank V. Ortiz, Jr.