|Albert Edgar Ritchie
|Canadian Ambassador to the United States|
|Prime Minister||Lester Pearson
|Preceded by||Charles Ritchie|
|Succeeded by||Marcel Cadieux|
|Canadian Ambassador to Ireland|
|Prime Minister||Pierre Trudeau|
|Preceded by||Harold Morton Maddick|
|Succeeded by||Alan William Sullivan|
December 20, 1916|
Andover, New Brunswick
|Died||January 24, 2002(aged 85)|
In 1944, he joined the Department of External Affairs and worked in Washington, D.C.
He resigned in 1946 to become Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary-General, Economic Affairs Department of the United Nations. He re-joined External Affairs in 1948 and was posted to London. In 1959, he was appointed Assistant Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs. He was Deputy Under Secretary of State for External Affairs from August 1964 until July 1966. From 1966 to 1970 he was the Canadian ambassador to the United States. From 1970 to 1974 he held the top job in Canada's foreign service as Under Secretary of State for External Affairs. From 1976 to 1980 he was the Canadian ambassador to Ireland.
In 1973 he received the Government of Canada Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award. In 1975 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.