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Rozanne L. Ridgway
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Ridgway with Erich Honecker, 1985
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs
In office
July 19, 1985 – June 30, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Richard Burt
Succeeded by Raymond Seitz
United States Ambassador to East Germany
In office
January 26, 1983 – July 13, 1985
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Herbert Okun
Succeeded by Francis Meehan
Counselor of the United States Department of State
In office
March 20, 1980 – February 24, 1981
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Matthew Nimetz
Succeeded by Robert McFarlane
United States Ambassador to Finland
In office
August 5, 1977 – February 20, 1980
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Mark Austad
Succeeded by James Goodby
Personal details
Born August 22, 1935 (1935-08-22) (age 85)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Hamline University

Rozanne Lejeanne Ridgway (born August 22, 1935) is an American diplomat. She has worked for 32 years with the U.S. State Department, holding several posts. She was Ambassador to Finland and to East Germany, and finished her career as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs.

She was president of the Atlantic Council from 1989 to 1996, and currently the chairwoman of the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation.

In 1998, Ridgway was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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