Nominations, September 1, 1982

Nomination of Rozanne L. Ridgway To Be United States Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic

September 1, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rozanne L. Ridgway, of Washington, D.C., to be Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic. She would succeed Herbert S. Okun.

Miss Ridgway entered the Foreign Service in 1957 as information specialist in the Department. She was personnel officer in Manila (1959 - 62) and visa officer in Palermo (1962 - 64). In 1964 - 1967 she was international relations officer in the Bureau of European Affairs in the Department and political officer in Oslo in 1967 - 1970. In the Department she was desk officer for Ecuadorean Affairs (1970 - 1972), and Deputy Director of Policy Planning and Coordination in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1972 - 1973). In 1973 - 1975 she was Deputy Chief of Mission in Nassau. She was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs in the Department in 1975 - 1977, with the rank of Ambassador from 1976 to 1977. She was Ambassador to Finland (1977 - 1980) and Counselor of the Department of State (1980 - 1981). Since 1981 she has been Special Assistant to the Secretary of State.

Miss Ridgway was born August 22, 1935, in St. Paul, Minn. She graduated (B.A.) summa cum laude in 1957 from Hamline University. Her foreign languages are Italian, Norwegian, and Spanish.

Nomination of Lawrence F. Davenport To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education

September 1, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lawrence F. Davenport to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. He would succeed Vincent E. Reed who has resigned.

Since 1981 Dr. Davenport has served as Associate Director of the ACTION agency (Domestic and Anti-Poverty Operations). From 1979 to 1981, Dr. Davenport was provost of the San Diego Community College District. In that position he served as the chief academic officer of the second largest district in the State of California and the third largest district in the United States. From 1974 to 1979, he was president of the San Diego Community College Educational Cultural Complex. Dr. Davenport served as vice president for development of Tuskegee Institute in 1972 - 1974. In 1969 - 1972 he was director of special projects at the University of Michigan (Flint) and in 1972 was assistant dean for special projects. In 1968 - 1969 he was assistant director of student activities at Lansing Community College in Michigan.

In 1970 he was appointed by President Nixon to serve on the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education and in 1971 was appointed Chairman. In 1972 Dr. Davenport was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to the National Manpower Advisory Council. He was appointed by President Nixon to the National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity in 1973.

Dr. Davenport graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 1968) and Farleigh Dickinson (Ph. D., 1975). He resides in Spring Valley, Calif. He was born on October 13, 1944.

Nomination of Edward W. Ray To Be a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal

September 1, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edward W. Ray to be a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal for a term of 7 years from September 27, 1982. This is a reappointment.

Since 1981 Mr. Ray has served as a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal. From 1979 to 1981, he was president of California Multiple Industries, a real estate investment management firm in Los Angeles, Calif. He was vice president and general manager of Cream-Hi Records (Memphis Division) in 1976 - 1979; president and owner of Eddie Ray Music Enterprises, Inc. (Memphis), in 1974 - 1979; vice president of Artist and Repertoire, MGM Records (Los Angeles), in 1970 - 1974; executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Record/Music Division, Burt Sugarman/Pierre Cossetts Television Production Co., in 1969 - 1970; vice president for Artist and Repertoire, Capital Records, in 1964 - 1969; and executive assistant to the president, Imperial Records (Los Angeles), in 1955 - 1964.

He graduated from Los Angeles City College and Memphis State University. He has two children and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born December 21, 1926, in Franklin, N.C.