Ralph P. Davidson

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Ralph P. Davidson is a director of Refugees International.

In 1983, he was chairman of Time Inc., and he married Lou Hill Rosen. He is the son of Doris Parsons Stanton of Los Angeles and the late William C. Davidson, and in 1983 he served "as chairman of the Business Committee for the Arts, vice chairman of the World Wildlife Fund, a director of the New York City Ballet and a trustee of the National Urban League. Last September he was appointed by President Reagan to the President's Commission on Executive Exchange." [1]

"Ralph P. Davidson replaced Stevens as Kennedy Center Chairman in 1988, and helped secure an ongoing Japanese endowment that brings that nation's arts to Washington each year." [2]

According to a biography from 2001: Ralph P. Davidson, age 73, served as Chairman of the Board of the Contour Production Company "from October 1995 through February 1996 and has served as a director of the Company or its predecessor since November 1993. Mr. Davidson provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations as President of Davidson Associates. From 1980 through 1987, he was Chairman of the Board of Time, Inc., where he spent 21 years with Time Magazine in various executive capacities. Mr. Davidson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Phoenix House, the National Council for Adoption, the Emeritus Foundation and The American University in Bulgaria." [3]

In Jan 1988: "The President today announced his intention to appoint Ralph P. Davidson to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution, for the remainder of the term expiring September 1, 1994. He would succeed Trammell Crow.

"Since 1986 Mr. Davidson has been chairman of the executive committee of the Time, Inc., board of directors in New York, NY. Prior to this he served as chairman of the board of Time, Inc., 1980 - 1986. Mr. Davidson has been with Time, Inc., since 1954 in various capacities: retail representative for Life magazine, European regional manager of Time International, advertising sales executive, European advertising director in London, managing director of Time International and associate publisher, and vice president and publisher. In 1982 Mr. Davidson was appointed to the President's Commission on Executive Exchange." [4]