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also known as Zhuang Lei Ray

Government official

John Edwin Ray, II, American government official.


II, John Edwin Ray, was born on October 23, 1929 in Shanghai. Arrived in United States, 1931. Son of John Edwin and Elizabeth (Rainey) Ray.


Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1952. Postgraduate, University Maryland, 1956. Student, Foreign Service Institute, 1961.

Student in Chinese, Foreign Service Institute, 1981—1982. Graduate, Industrial College Armed Forces, 1973.


Agricultural aid Argl. Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, 1955—1956. Agricultural economist Foreign Agricultural Service, Washington, 1956—1960.

Assistant agricultural attache American Embassy, Mexico City, 1960—1962, Paris, 1962—1964, economic officer, 1964—1967. Officer-in-charge European Regional Functional Affairs Department State, Washington, 1967—1972. Senior advisor Office Presidential Special Trade Republican, 1973.

Acting chief United States Delaware Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Geneva, 1973—1974. Director Office International Trade United States Treasury Department, Washington, 1974—1979. Assistant United States trade representative, East-West affairs Office United States Trade Republican Executive Office of President, since 1979.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1955, Republic of Korea.


Married Claude Lamirault, August 3, 1960. Children: Claudia Elizabeth Lamirault, John Edwin Lamirault.

John Edwin Ray

Elizabeth (Rainey) Ray

Claude Lamirault

Claudia Elizabeth Lamirault II

John Edwin Lamirault II