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historian , consultant

Henry Butterfield Ryan, American historian, consultant. Tutor, assistant director, then director, board member Saturday Learning Extension Program, Washington, 1991—2001; Member of Organization American Historians, Oxford Society Washington, Cambridge Society Washington, Kennedy School Government Alumni Association, Harvard Club Washington.

Background

Ryan, Henry Butterfield was born on July 4, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Butterfield and Dorothy Marie (Webster) Ryan.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1952. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge England, 1979.

Career

With publications division United States Gypsum Company, Chicago, 1952—1956. With Milton Kreines Company, 1956—1957. Assistant editor World Book Encyclopedia, 1957—1959.

Managing editor Inland Printer/American Lithographer, 1959—1961. Foreign service officer United States Information Agency, Washington, 1961—1986, trainee, 1961—1963, information officer United States Emb. Brasilia, 1963—1965, radio officer United States Emb.

Rio de Janeiro, 1965—1968, press attache United States Emb., 1968—1969, national security review staff Washington, 1969—1971, cultural attache United States Emb. Oslo, 1972—1975, with Bureau European Affairs Washington, 1978—1979, chief editorial services Office Congressional and Public Liaison, 1979—1981, director Office Congressional and Public Liaison, 1981—1982, spokesperson, 1981—1982, cultural attache United States Emb. Canberra, Australia, 1982—1986.

Visiting scholar St. Anthony's College, Oxford (England) University, 1986. Visiting fellow Clare Hall Cambridge (England) University, 1987. Consulting senior historian History Associates Inc., Rockville, Maryland, 1990—1995.

Associate Institute for Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, Washington, since 1991. Consultant Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, Arlington, Virginia, 1992—1996. Writer History News Service, since 1997.

Works

Membership

Tutor, assistant director, then director, board member Saturday Learning Extension Program, Washington, 1991—2001. Member of Organization American Historians, Oxford Society Washington, Cambridge Society Washington, Kennedy School Government Alumni Association, Harvard Club Washington.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Playwriting.

Connections

Married Patricia Burns Ryan, November 28, 1957. 1 child William Warrington.

father:
Henry Butterfield Ryan

mother:
Dorothy Marie (Webster) Ryan

spouse:
Patricia Burns Ryan

child:
William Warrington Ryan