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.




Appointment of William L. Ball III as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

February 7, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint William L. Ball III to be Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.

Since March 1985 Mr. Ball has been Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. From 1981 to 1985, he was administrative assistant to Senator John Tower of Texas. In 1981 he also served as chief clerk of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In 1978 he served as administrative assistant to Senator Herman Talmadge of Georgia. From 1975 to 1976, he served as a legislative assistant to Senator John Tower. He was an officer in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1975, serving for 3 years on the guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. Sellers, followed by 3 years at the Department of the Navy.

Mr. Ball graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., 1969). He is married, has one child, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born June 10, 1948, in Belton, SC.