Donald E. Booth
|Donald E. Booth|
|United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan|
August 28, 2013
|Preceded by||Princeton Lyman|
|United States Ambassador to Ethiopia|
April 21, 2010 – August 16, 2013
|Preceded by||Donald Yamamoto|
|Succeeded by||Patricia Haslach|
|United States Ambassador to Zambia|
October 23, 2008 – March 17, 2010
|President||George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Carmen Martinez|
|Succeeded by||Mark Storella|
|United States Ambassador to Liberia|
August 9, 2005 – July 11, 2008
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John Blaney|
|Succeeded by||Linda Thomas-Greenfield|
July 13, 1952 |
Elmira, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Georgetown University
National Defense University
Booth attended Georgetown University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in foreign service; Boston University, where he earned an MBA; and the National War College, where he earned a master's degree in national security studies.
Booth initially served in a number of diplomatic posts, including Economic Counselor in Athens, Division Chief of Bilateral Trade Affairs at the State Department, International Relations Officer in the Office of Eastern European Affairs, desk officer for the Office of Egyptian Affairs and the Office of East African Affairs, and various positions at the U.S. embassies to Romania, Gabon, Liberia, and Belgium.
Immediately prior to his appointment as ambassador to Liberia in 2005, he had served as Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, Director of the Office of West African Affairs, and Director of the Office of Technical and Specialized Agencies in the State Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Booth was appointed Ambassador to Liberia by George W. Bush in 2005; he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 16, 2005, and arrived in Liberia on July 29. On June 4, 2008, he was confirmed as the new U.S. ambassador to Zambia. He left his post in Liberia on July 11, and took up the post in Zambia on September 19.
He was nominated to become Ambassador to Ethiopia by President Barack Obama on December 9, 2009, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He was nominated to become the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan by President Obama on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.
- "Biography: Donald Booth, Ambassador, Zambia". U.S. Department of State. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Biography: Donald E. Booth, Ambassador, Liberia". U.S. Department of State. 2005-07-30. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Obama Nominates New Ambassador to Ethiopia". U.S. Department of State. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
- "Statement by the President Announcing the Appointment of Ambassador Donald Booth as U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan". White House Office of the Press Secretary. August 28, 2013. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
- Madhani, Aamer (August 28, 2013). "Obama names special envoy for South Sudan and Sudan". USA Today. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
|United States Ambassador to Liberia
|United States Ambassador to Zambia
|United States Ambassador to Ethiopia
|United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan