Ray, Dixy Lee

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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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associatedWith Adlum, Merle Daniel, 1919-1986 person
associatedWith Coalition Against Oil Pollution (Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, C. Montgomery (Charles Montgomery) person
associatedWith U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (State)
United States
Subject
Nuclear energy--United States
Nuclear energy
Conservatism
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Birth 1914-09-03

Death 1994-01-02

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