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Arthur Cuming Ringland, American government official. Awarded Order of White Lion (Czechoslovakia); Order of St. Stanislaus (Russia); medal City of Prague. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Ringland, Arthur Cuming was born on September 29, 1882 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Robert Burns and Mary (Glenister) Ringland.

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


the Sheffield School of Science, Yale University

M.F., from Yale University, 1905


With United States Forest Service, 1905-1917, regional forester in charge Southwestern Region (Arizona and New Mexico), 1908-1916. Captain, adjunct 10th Engineers, later company commander Engineers, 37th Division, France and Belgium, 1917-1918. Detailed Board of War Damages, American Peace Commission (Paris), 1919, chief of the United States Mission to Czechoslovakia, American Relief Administration, 1919-1921.

In charge Russian relief operations, American Relief Administration, Constantinople, 1922-1923. Executive secretary National Conference on Outdoor Recreation, 1925-1929, also member United States Commision on National Park and National Forest Boundaries. European forestry representative Foreign Agricultural Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Berlin and London, 1930-1933.

Liaison officer Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1934. Chairman Flood Control Committee, United States Department of Agriculture, 1937-1939. Consultant National Defense Advisory Committee and President’s War Relief Control Board, 1940-1946.

Executive director advising committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Department 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.

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


Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Dorothy Gerberding, June 23, 1922. Children: Peter, Susan.

Robert Burns Ringland

Mary (Glenister) Ringland

Dorothy Gerberding

Peter Ringland

Susan Ringland

Peter, Susan.