June 23, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint Charles Ray Ritcheson to be a member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships for the remainder of the term expiring September 22, 1988. He would succeed Forrest McDonald.
Since 1984 Mr. Ritcheson has been the university librarian and dean provost of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Prior to this he served as Lowell distinguished professor of history at the University of Southern California, 1977 - 1984.
Mr. Ritcheson graduated from Oklahoma University (B.A., 1946) and Oxford University (Ph.D., 1951). He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve (1945 - 1946, 1948). Mr. Ritcheson was born February 26, 1925, in Maysville, OK. He is married, has six children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.