Celeste, Richard F., 1937-

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Richard F. "Dick" Celeste (b. Nov. 11, 1937, Cleveland, OH) was governor of Ohio, diplomat, and politician. He graduated from Yale University (1959) and received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Exeter College, Oxford University. After, he served as staff liaison in Peace Corps as assistant to Chester Bowles. He was elected to Ohio House of Representatives (1970) and later Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1974). Celeste was appointed director of Peace Corps by Pres. Jimmy Carter (1979-1981). Later, he served as governor of Ohio (1983-1991). Under Pres. Clinton, he was Ambassador to India (1997-2001). He was the President of Colorado College (2002-2011). Celeste is a member of advisory board of Roosevelt Institution and of Council of Foreign Relations.
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referencedIn Peace Corps Personnel and Activities, 1968 - 1979 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of Facilities, Events and Staff, 1985 - 1993 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Roslaynn Carter - Swearing-in of Peace Corps Director, Richard F. Celeste
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - With Congressman James Jones, Fr. 1-5; Jimmy Carter - With Senator Don Riegle, Fr. 6-10; Jimmy Carter - With Congressman William Cotter, Fr. 11-15; Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Swearing-in of Peace Corps Director, Richard F. Celeste, Fr. 16-20
creatorOf Office Files of Director Richard Celeste, 1978 - 1981 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Young Entrepreneurs: David Gladstone, Venture Capitalist and President, Allied Capital Corporation/Christopher Coburn, Executive Director, Thomas Edison Program, and Science and Technology Advisor to Ohio Governor Richard Celeste - April 27, 1988 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Celeste, Dick William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum
referencedIn Ohio's Thomas Edison Program: Richard Celeste, Governor of Ohio/Christopher Coburn, Executive Director, Thomas Edison Program - June 7, 1988 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Swearing-in of Peace Corps Director, Richard F. Celeste
referencedIn Photographs of Peace Corps Activities and Personnel (Contact Sheet File), 1961 - 1990 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of Peace Corps Directors and their Activities, 1964 - 1990 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Northwest Bicentennial Station cover, 1987 Sept. 17. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn City Club of Cleveland Forum sound recordings, 1960-1989, 1948-2011 Cleveland State University
creatorOf Celeste, Richard F. Richard F. Celeste : commercials, 1978-1986. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Roslaynn Carter - Swearing-in of Peace Corps Director, Richard F. Celeste
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Campaigning for Dick Celeste in Columbus, OH
referencedIn Reception - Richard Celeste, 4/9/79 Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Metzenbaum, Howard M. Howard M. Metzenbaum Congressional papers, 1928-1995, 1974-1994. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Eldridge mss., 1941-1978 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - With Z. Brzezinski, Turner, Hamilton Jordan; Tent on South Lawn; With Richard Celeste; White House interns
referencedIn Richard F. Celeste Inaugural Committee. Richard F. Celeste Inaugural Committee records, 1982-1983. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Governor's Committee (Columbus, Ohio). Celeste & Leonard '86, 1986-1987. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn President's Meeting with Celeste, Dick, Peace Corps Director, 4/18/80 Jimmy Carter Library
creatorOf Celeste, Richard F., 1937-. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Louis Martin's guests; Turner and Z. Brezinski; Jody Powell and Hamilton Jordan; Jimmy Carter - With Richard Celeste
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Meets with members of the U.S. delegation to observe earthquake damage in Italy, Fr. 2-14; Meeting with Richard F. Celeste, Director of Peace Corps, Fr. 16-20
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Roslaynn Carter - Swearing-in of Peace Corps Director, Richard F. Celeste
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter - Swearing-in of Peace Corps Director, Richard F. Celeste, Fr. 6-11; Party for Karen Jarrell, Fr. 12A-15A
referencedIn Citizens with Celeste. Records. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Richard F. Celeste Takes Peace Corps Directorship, 5/30/79 Jimmy Carter Library
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associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986 person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Citizens with Celeste. corporateBody
associatedWith City Club of Cleveland corporateBody
associatedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
employeeOf Colorado College corporateBody
memberOf Council on foreign relations corporateBody
memberOf Democratic Party (Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Eldridge, James Anthony, 1920-1978 person
associatedWith Governor's Committee (Columbus, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Metzenbaum, Howard M. person
associatedWith Ohio. Governor corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio. Governor (1983-1991 : Celeste) corporateBody
memberOf Ohio. House of Representatives. corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio. Lieutenant Governor corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio. Lieutenant Governor (1974-1979 : Celeste) corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Oxford. University. Exeter college corporateBody
employeeOf Peace Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Richard F. Celeste Inaugural Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Yale University. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio OH US
Republic of India 00 IN
Cleveland OH US
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Birth 1937-11-11

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