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 Michael Gordon Wygant To Be United States Representative to Micronesia

May 26, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael Gordon Wygant, a Foreign Service officer of Class One, to be the United States Representative to the Federated States of Micronesia. This is a new position.

Mr. Wygant joined the Foreign Service in 1959 and was assigned as a research analyst for African affairs in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He served as a vice consul from 1962 to 1964, at our consulate general in Harare, Zimbabwe. He then went to Boston University for a year as a graduate student in African studies. From 1965 to 1967, he served as second secretary, economic officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lome, Togo. Mr. Wygant returned to Washington, DC, to study Russian at the Foreign Service Institute for a year before his assignment as second secretary, political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1968 - 1970. Mr. Wygant served for a year thereafter in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research before he was assigned as civil operations chief in Pleiku, South Vietnam. He returned to Washington in 1973 as country desk officer for Guinea and Benin in the Bureau of African Affairs. From 1975 to 1978, he was Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Banjul, The Gambia. He then went to the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, as first secretary and political officer, 1978 - 1981. He served as Director, Public Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, 1981 - 1982, and Deputy Director, Office of Cooperative Science and Technology Programs in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, 1983 - 1985. Since 1985 Mr. Wygant has been status liaison officer, Trust Headquarters, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

Mr. Wygant graduated from Dartmouth College (A.B., 1958). He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1959. Mr. Wygant is articulate in French and Russian. He was born June 22, 1936, in Newburgh, NY. Mr. Wygant is married, has three daughters, and resides in Salem, MA.