Ridenour, James M.

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James M. Ridenour was born and raised in Wabash County Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Recreation Administration in 1964 and 1965. After serving as Director of the State of Indiana's Department of Natural Resources, 1981-1989 he was appointed Director of the National Parks Service and served from April 1989 to January 1993 under the George H. Bush administration.

From the description of James M. Ridenour papers, 1988-1993, (bulk 1989-1992) (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 177045346

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associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Quayle, Dan, 1947- person
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Laurance Spelman. person
associatedWith Thurmond, Nancy Moore. person
associatedWith United States. National Park Service. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Santa Barbara Presidio (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
United States
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (Vt.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Yellowstone National Park
Conservation of natural resources
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Alaska, 1989
Natural monuments
Historic sites


Birth 1942-01-01


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