Ray, Dixy Lee

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Birth 1914-09-03
Death 1994-01-02
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Dixy Lee Ray (b. Sept. 3, 1914-d. Jan. 2, 1994, Washington), zoologist and marine biologist, governor of Washington from 1977 to 1981.

From the description of Ray, Dixy Lee, 1914-1994 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10583025

Biographical Note

  • 19l4, September 3: Born, Tacoma, WA.
  • 1937: B.A., Mills College, Oakland, CA.
  • 1938: M.A., Mills College (LL.D., 1967)
  • 1939 - 1942 : Teacher, Oakland Public Schools and Pacific Grove Public Schools, CA.
  • 1942 - 1943 : John Switzer fellow, Stanford, CA.
  • 1945: Ph.D. (Marine Biology), Stanford University
  • 1945 - 1972 : Associate professor of zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • 1959: Author, Marine Boring and Fouling Organisms
  • 1960 - 1963 : Special consultant in biological oceanography, U.S. National Science Foundation
  • 1963 - 1972 : Director, Pacific Science Center, Seattle
  • 1964: Visiting professor, Stanford; Chief scientist, Research Vessel TE VEGA Expedition, International Indian Ocean
  • 1969: Member, Presidential Task Force on Oceanography
  • 1972: Member, Atomic Energy Commission
  • 1972 - 1975(January) : Chairman
  • 1975(January-June): Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
  • 1977 - 1981 : Governor, State of Washington
  • 1980, September l8: Lost her bid for reelection in state open primary
  • 1981 - : Writer and lecturer

From the guide to the Dixy Lee Ray Papers, 1937-1982, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Nuclear energy--United States
  • Nuclear energy
  • Conservatism

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  • Washington (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)