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Document Details


Title: William A. Ridgely
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 1 of Series William A. Ridgely
Description: The Senate Disbursing Office pays the salaries of senators and staff, and keeps the Senate's financial records. Bill Ridgely started as a clerk, became head bookkeeper, and rose to Financial Clerk. He recounts the dramatic growth in Senate staff, the impact of computers, and the Disbursing Office's dealings with the Appropriations and Rules committees. Later, as Assistant Secretary of the Senate, he handled the Senate's participation in the International Parliamentary Union, including an eventful meeting in Havana, Cuba.
Extent: 21 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Ridgely1.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ridgely, William A., 1922-1996
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 9-May-1922
Speaker place of birth: Upper Marlboro, MD; Maryland; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Bookkeeper; Secretary of Senate
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 09-Feb-1982
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
Organizations discussed: Interparliamentary Union; U.S. Congress. Senate
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: District of Columbia; Federal government; Interparliamentary Union; North America; Oral history; Political science--United States; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government; Work; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022071-22980