Donald Boyd Easum was born on August 27, 1923, and died on April 16, 2016.
He was an American diplomat.
Donald spent 27 years in the United States Foreign Service at posts in Nicaragua, Indonesia, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Upper Volta (Ambassador, 1971–74) and Nigeria (Ambassador, 1975–79).
Easum was appointed to the Pacific theater during World War II.
In the Nixon/Ford Administration, Donald served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
Some of his earlier State Department assignments included Executive Secretary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Staff Director of the United States National Security Council’s Interdepartmental Group for Latin America.
He was also president of the Africa-America Institute from 1980 to 1988.
Donald B. Easum was Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Stimson Seminar from 1998 to 2004 and he taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Donald B. Easum passed away at 92 yrs old.