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Item 5: 00005_Ainger, Ralph_MMS-History, 2002

 Item — Box: 1

Audio Only.

Interviewer(s): T. Priest. Herndon, VA

Affiliation: University of Houston/History International

Mr. Ralph Ainger grew up on Long Island, NY. A marine biologist by training, he was hired in 1976, around the time of the first Mid-Atlantic offshore lease sale, by the Bureau of Land Management as an oceanographer. After a few years in the New York office, he moved to Washington to work in the environmental policy group, and in the early 1980s took over as regional supervisor for leasing and environment in the Atlantic region, formed with the creation of the MMS. In the early 1990s, he went to work for the associate director of the MMS, working on updating the data management system. In 1996 (?) he became the chief of the leasing division, and in 2001 he moved on to become chief of the international marine minerals division.


  • 2002

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From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

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