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Rozanne L. Ridgway
Ridgway with Erich Honecker, 1985
|Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs|
July 19, 1985 – June 30, 1989
George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Richard Burt|
|Succeeded by||Raymond Seitz|
|United States Ambassador to East Germany|
January 26, 1983 – July 13, 1985
|Preceded by||Herbert Okun|
|Succeeded by||Francis Meehan|
|Counselor of the United States Department of State|
March 20, 1980 – February 24, 1981
|Preceded by||Matthew Nimetz|
|Succeeded by||Robert McFarlane|
|United States Ambassador to Finland|
August 5, 1977 – February 20, 1980
|Preceded by||Mark Austad|
|Succeeded by||James Goodby|
|Born||August 22, 1935
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|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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