The President announced his intention to nominate Morris D. Busby, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Colombia. He would succeed Thomas Edmund McNamara.
Since 1989 Ambassador Busby has served as coordinator for counterterrorism with the rank of Ambassador at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served at the Department of State as a special envoy for Central America, 1988 - 1989; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1987 - 1988; and Director of the Nicaraguan Coordination Office, 1987. Ambassador Busby served as deputy chief of mission at the United States Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico, 1984 - 1987; and as an Alternate United States Representative to the Committee on Disarmament at the United States mission in Geneva, Switzerland, 1981 - 1984. In addition, he served at the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries with the rank of Ambassador, 1980 - 1981, and Director of the Office of Oceans and Polar Affairs, 1975 - 1980.
Ambassador Busby graduated from Marshall University (A.B., 1960) and George Washington University (M.S., 1971). He was born March 15, 1938, in Memphis, TN. Ambassador Busby served in the United States Navy, 1960 - 1975. Ambassador Busby is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA.