Nomination of Charles Ray Ritcheson To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities


April 22, 1988


The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Ray Ritcheson to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for the remainder of the term expiring January 26, 1990. He would succeed William Barclay Allen.


Since 1984 Mr. Ritcheson has been the university librarian, dean, and vice provost/university professor for University of Southern California's Doheny Memorial Library in Los Angeles, CA, and professor of history, 1977 - 1984. From 1974 to 1977, he was a cultural attache for the U.S. Embassy in London, England.


Mr. Ritcheson graduated from Oklahoma University (B.A., 1946) and Oxford University (Ph.D., 1951). He served in the United States Navy Reserve, 1945 - 1946. He was born February 26, 1925, in Maysville, OK. Mr. Ritcheson is married, has six children, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.