Accordance of the
Personal Rank of Ambassador to Morris D. Busby While Serving as Special
Negotiator for Central America
November 6, 1987
President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Morris D. Busby, of
Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of
Minister-Counselor, in his capacity as Special Negotiator for Central America.
early 1987 Mr. Busby has been the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Inter-American Affairs at the Department of State. Previously he was deputy
chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, 1984 - 1987. From 1982
to 1983, Mr. Busby was alternate representative to the Conference on
Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1976 to 1980, he
served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Ocean Affairs and served with the rank
of Ambassador during the periods he represented the United States at international
conferences and meetings on fish and wildlife matters. In 1975 Mr. Busby joined
the Department of State as an international relations officer in the Office of
the Coordinator of Ocean Affairs.
Mr. Busby graduated from Marshall University (A.B., 1960) and George Washington University (M.S., 1971). he served in
the United States Navy, 1960 - 1975. Mr. Busby was born March 15, 1938, in Memphis, TN. He is articulate in Spanish and French. Mr. Busby is
married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA.