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.



Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Otto J. Reich While Serving as Coordinator for Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean

Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Otto J. Reich While Serving as Coordinator for Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean

November 15, 1983 The President has accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Otto J. Reich, of Virginia, while serving as Coordinator for Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Reich served in the United States Army in 1966 - 1969 as first lieutenant. In 1970 - 1971 he was staff assistant to Congressman W. R. Hull, Jr., of the United States House of Representatives. He was research fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 1971 - 1972, and vice president for international development at Cormorant Enterprises in Miami, Fla., in 1972 - 1973. He was international representative at the Florida Department of Commerce in Coral Gables, Fla. (1973 - 1975), and community development coordinator of the city of Miami (1975 - 1976). In 1976 - 1981 he was director of Washington operations at the Council of the Americas in Washington, D.C. He was Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Agency for International Development in 1982 - 1983. Since 1983 he has been Coordinator for Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean, Department of State.

Mr. Reich graduated from the University of North Carolina (B.A., 1966) and Georgetown University (M.A., 1973). His foreign language is Spanish. He was born October 16, 1945, in Havana, Cuba, and became a naturalized United States citizen in 1966.