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Nomination of Rozanne L. Ridgway To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

June 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rozanne L. Ridgway to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Canadian Affairs). She would succeed Richard R. Burt.

Since 1982 she has been serving as U.S. Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic, Berlin. Previously, she was special assistant to the Secretary of State in 1981-1982; Counselor of the Department of State in 1980-1981; Ambassador to Finland in 1977-1980; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs, with the rank of Ambassador, in 1975-1977; and deputy chief of mission in Nassau in 1973-1975. Prior to that time, she served in the Department as Deputy Director, Policy Planning and Coordination, in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1972-1973) and desk officer for Ecuadorcan affairs in 1970-1972.

Ambassador Ridgway was political officer in Oslo (1967-1970) and served in the Department as international relations officer in the Bureau of European Affairs (1964-1967). She was visa officer in Palermo in 1962-1964, personnel officer in Manila in 1959-1962, and information specialist at the Department in 1957-1959.

She graduated from Hamline University (B.A., 1957). She was born August 22, 1935, in St. Paul, MN.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Rozanne L. Ridgway To Be an Assistant Secretary of State Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260246