Rozanne L. Ridgway

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Rozanne L. Ridgway
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Ridgway with Erich Honecker, 1985
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs
In office
July 19, 1985 – June 30, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byRichard Burt
Succeeded byRaymond Seitz
United States Ambassador to East Germany
In office
January 26, 1983 – July 13, 1985
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byHerbert Okun
Succeeded byFrancis Meehan
Counselor of the United States Department of State
In office
March 20, 1980 – February 24, 1981
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byMatthew Nimetz
Succeeded byRobert McFarlane
United States Ambassador to Finland
In office
August 5, 1977 – February 20, 1980
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byMark Austad
Succeeded byJames Goodby
Personal details
Born (1935-08-22) August 22, 1935 (age 87)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHamline University

Rozanne Lejeanne Ridgway (born August 22, 1935) is an American diplomat. She has worked for 32 years with the U.S. State Department, holding several posts. She was Ambassador to Finland and to East Germany, and finished her career as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs.

She was president of the Atlantic Council from 1989 to 1996, and currently the chairwoman of the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation.[1]

In 1998, Ridgway was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Giovanni Angioni (2010-09-20). "Building on success, investing in Human Capital". Estonian Free Press. Archived from the original on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
  2. National Women's Hall of Fame, Rozanne L. Ridgway.

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