Nominations & Appointments, March 16, 1983

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

March 16, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Ray Ritcheson to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities, of the National Foundation on the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for the remainder of the term expiring January 26, 1986. He would succeed Bartlett Giamatti.

Since 1977 Dr. Ritcheson has been the Lovell Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Southern California. He is presently on sabbatical in Europe. Previously he was cultural attache at the United States Embassy, London, England, in 1974 - 1977; Colin Rhys Lovell Professor of History at the University of Southern California in 1971 - 1974; and director of library advancement with the rank of dean at Southern Methodist University in 1970 - 1971. He was also a professor at Kenyon College and Oklahoma College for Women.

He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Royal Historical Society, and the British Association for American Studies.

Dr. Ritcheson graduated from Oklahoma University (B.A., 1946) and Oxford University (Ph. D., 1951). He also attended Zurich University (Switzerland) and Harvard University. He is married, has six children, and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He was born February 26, 1925, in Maysville, Okla.

Appointment of John A. Kraeutler as a Member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee

March 16, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint John A. Kraeutler to be a member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee for a term expiring March 15, 1985. He will succeed Ralph V. Durham.

Mr. Kraeutler is chairman of the board of Underwriters, Inc., in Morristown, N.J. He also serves on the boards of directors of several insurance corporations based in Morristown. In the past he served as senior vice president of the Church Insurance Co. and as vice president and manager of Frank B. Hall & Co.

He is married, has six children, and resides in Convent Station, N.J. He was born June 11, 1935, in Irvington, N.J.