Reagan Library Closure

We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)


Nomination of John P. LaWare To Be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

May 23, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate John P. LaWare, of Massachusetts, District 1, to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of 14 years from February 1, 1988. He would succeed Henry C. Wallich.

Since 1978 Mr. LaWare has been chairman and director of Shawmut National Corp. and Shawmut Bank in Boston, MA. He was named chairman and chief executive officer of both the corporation and the bank in 1980. Mr. LaWare joined Chemical Bank & Trust Co. in 1953, serving in various capacities: senior vice president, vice president, assistant vice president and assistant secretary.

Mr. LaWare graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1950) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1951). He was born February 20, 1928, in Columbus, WI. He served in the United States Air Force, 1951 - 1953, and the New York Air National Guard, 1954 - 1959. He is married, has two children, and resides in Brookline, MA.