With U.S. Forest Service, 1905-17, regional forester in charge Southwestern Region (Ariz. and N.M.), 1908-16;
capt., adj. 10th Engrs., later co. comdr. Engrs., 37th Div., France and Belgium, 1917-18;
detailed Bd. of War Damages, Am. Peace Commn. (Paris), 1919, chief of U.S. Mission to Czechoslovakia, Am. Relief
in charge Russian relief operations, Am. Relief Adminstrn., Constantinople, 1922-23;
exec. sec. Nat. Conf. on Outdoor Recreation, 1925-29, also mem. U.S. Commn. on Nat. Park and Nat. Forest Boundaries;
European forestry rep. Foreign Agrl. Service, U.S. Dept. Agr., Berlin and London, 1930-33;
liaison officer Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-34;
chmn. Flood Control Com., U.S. Dept. Agr., 1937-39;
consultant Nat. Defense Advisory Com. and President’s War Relief Control Board, 1940-46;
exec. dir. adv. com. on Voluntary Fgn. Aid Dept. of State, since 1946.
Awarded Order of White Lion (Czechoslovakia); Order of St. Stanislaus (Russia); medal City of Prague.
Club: Cosmos (Washington).
- Arthur Ringland led a variety of government programs that ranged from conservation work to refugee relief.
- In 1945 he originated the concept of the private voluntary organization that became Cooperative American Relief Everywhere.
Born September 29, 1882