Designation of Ralph C. Bledsoe as Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council
The President today announced he was designating Ralph C. Bledsoe to be Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council.
Mr. Bledsoe, a Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Director for Management and Administration of the Office of Policy Development, has served as Executive Secretary of the Cabinet Council on Management and Administration from 1982 to 1985 and as Executive Director of the Federal Property Review Board from 1984 to 1985. He was Associate Director of the White House Office of Planning Evaluation from 1981 to 1982.
Mr. Bledsoe was a senior faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA, from 1973 to 1980 and was director of the Emergency Management Institute at Emmitsburg, MD, from 1980 to early 1981. He was a member of the faculty and first director of the University of Southern California School of Public Administration Sacramento program from 1971 to 1873.
He was with the System Development Corp. between 1958 and 1971, 3 years of which were as manager of its public safety systems department. In 1972 he was appointed to the board of directors of the California Crime Technologies Research Foundation and in 1984 was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration. Mr. Bledsoe served in the U.S. Air Force between 1955 and 1958.
A native of Waco, TX, Mr. Bledsoe received a bachelor of business administration degree from Texas A&M College in 1955, an M.B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1962, and master and doctor of public administration degrees from the University of Southern California in 1968 and 1971, respectively.
He is married to the former RoseMarie Frechette. They have four daughters and reside in Great Falls, VA. He was born on October 10, 1933.
Ronald Reagan, Designation of Ralph C. Bledsoe as Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260456