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Name: Booth, Donald
Current Position: Former Ambassador


Donald E. Booth began serving as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia on March 11, 2010.
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.
A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Booth was stationed at embassies in Bucharest, Brussels and Libreville, and has served as a desk officer in the Office of Egyptian Affairs and the Office of East African Affairs.
Previously, he was deputy director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, the economic counselor in Athens, Division Chief for Bilateral Trade Affairs at the State Department, director of the Office of West African Affairs, and director of the Office of Technical and Specialized Agencies at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Booth served three years as ambassador to Liberia and then took over as ambassador to Zambia  on June 6, 2008.
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