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United States Ambassador to Finland - Nomination of Rozanne L. Ridgway

May 03, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Rozanne L. Ridgway, of Washington, D.C., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Finland. She is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs, with the rank of Ambassador.

Ridgway was born on August 22, 1935, in St. Paul, Minn. She received a B.A. in 1957 from Hamline University.

From 1957 to 1959, Ridgway was an information specialist at the State Department and from 1959 to 1962, she was personnel officer in Manila. From 1962 to 1964, she served as visa officer in Palermo.

From 1964 to 1967, Ridgway was an international relations officer at the State Department and from 1967 to 1970, she was political officer in Oslo. From 1970 to 1972, she was an international relations officer at the State Department.

In 1972 and 1973, Ridgway was Deputy Director of Policy Planning and Coordination in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. She was Deputy Chief of Mission in Nassau from 1973 until 1975, when she became Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs.

Ridgway received the Superior Honor Award in 1966 and 1975, the Meritorious Honor Award in 1970, and the William Jump Meritorious Award from the National Fisheries Institute.

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Finland - Nomination of Rozanne L. Ridgway Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243863