Morris D. Busby
|United States Ambassador to Colombia|
September 18, 1991 - July 5, 1994
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Thomas E. McNamara|
|Born||March 15, 1938|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Alma mater||Marshall University|
George Washington University
Morris Dempson Busby (born March 15, 1938) is an American career diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Colombia from 1991 to 1994.
Before being appointed as the United States Ambassador to Colombia, Busby served as coordinator for counter-terrorism with the rank of Ambassador at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.. 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.
Busby served as deputy chief of mission at the United States Embassy in Mexico City, 1984-1987; and as an Alternate United States Representative to the Committee on Disarmament at the United States mission in Geneva, Switzerland, 1981-1984.
During his tenure, on December 2, 1993 the leader of the Medellín Cartel, Pablo Escobar was shot and killed by Colombian National Police. After Escobar's death, Busby announced on national television: "Pablo Escobar's death and the dismantling of the Medellin cartel are great successes for Colombia. But now they should continue with the Cali Cartel.".
After being Ambassador, in 1995 he has served as President of BGI, Inc., an international consulting firm. Busby became Director of Morpho Detection, Inc. since March 1998.