Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

On August 6, join AmericasTownHall virtual celebration "The 19th at 100!" Presented with All in Together, 19th News, the US National Archives, and presidential libraries, a group of women luminaries, and other leading figures will discuss the past, present, and future of women’s equality. The celebration occurs on August 6, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT, to register for this free online event, please see the invitation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-past-present-and-future-tick...


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 reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  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) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Nomination of W. Nathaniel Howell To Be United States Ambassador to Kuwait

May 26, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate W. Nathaniel Howell, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States to the State of Kuwait. He would succeed Anthony Cecil Eden Quainton.

Before joining the Foreign Service in 1965, Mr. Howell was an instructor in government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia for a year. His first assignment as a junior officer was executive assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. In 1967 - 1968 he served as political officer to the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium. He returned to Washington in 1968 - 1970 as a political analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He then took Arabic language training at the Foreign Service Institute in Beirut, Lebanon, 1970 - 1972, following which he was assigned as deputy principal officer/commercial officer at the U.S Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. From 1974 to 1976, Mr. Howell was political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut and returned to the Department in 1976 - 1977 as Lebanon country officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. He was Deputy Office Director in the Office of Lebanon, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, and Iraq Affairs (NEA/ARN), 1977 - 1979; Special Assistant for Arab-Israeli Policy, 1979 - 1980; and Director, NEA/ARN, 1980 - 1982. Mr. Howell attended the National War College at Fort McNair, 1982 - 1983, and thereafter became deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria, 1983 - 1985. From September 1985 through January 1986, he was Deputy Director, Near East and South Asia, Politico-Military Affairs, and since then has been political adviser to the Commander in Chief, United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.

Mr. Howell graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1961; Ph.D., 1965), and he received a diploma from the National War College (1983). He is articulate in Arabic and French. Mr. Howell was born September 14, 1939, in Portsmouth, VA. He is married, has two sons, and resides in Arlington, VA.