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 Richard Salisbury Williamson To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

November 10, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Salisbury Williamson to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs). He would succeed Alan Lee Keyes.

Mr. Williamson is currently a partner with Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, IL. Prior to this he was senior vice president for corporate and international affairs with Beatrice Companies, 1984 - 1986. He served as Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and Deputy Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, 1983 - 1984. Mr. Williamson was Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, the White House, 1981 - 1983; and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff, the White House, 1981.

Mr. Williamson graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1971) and University of Virginia (J.D., 1974). He was born May 9, 1949, in Evanston, IL. Mr. Williamson is married, has three children, and resides in Chicago, IL.