Nomination of Charles
Ray Ritcheson To Be a Member
of the National Council on the Humanities
April 22, 1988
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.
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.
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
in Maysville, OK. Mr. Ritcheson is married, has six children, and currently
resides in Los Angeles, CA.