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Arthur Cuming Ringland


  • Son of Robert Burns and Mary (Glenister) Ringland.

    On June 23, 1922 he married Dorothy Gerberding. They have two children - Peter and Susan.

  • Education

    • the Sheffield School of Science, Yale University

      M.F., from Yale University, 1905


    • 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

      Administration, 1919-21;

      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).

    Major achievements

    • 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.
    • Arthur Cuming Ringland was honored for his efforts by the United Nations in 1958.


    • father: Robert Burns
    • mother: Mary (Glenister) Ringland
    • Wife: Dorothy Gerberding
    • children: Peter, Susan.
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    Born September 29, 1882
    • 1900 - 1905
      Worker of the National Park and National Forest System, the United States Forest Service
      the USA
    • 1905 - 1908
      Forest Assistant on the Lincoln National Forest, the United States Forest Service
      the USA
    • 1908 - 1916
      District Forester (Regional Forester), the Southwestern Region
      the USA


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