Nomination of John Thomas Agresto To Be Archivist of the United States

May 1, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to nominate John Thomas Agresto to be Archivist of the United States. This is a new position.

Mr. Agresto has been with the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1982, first as an Assistant Chairman and then as Deputy Chairman and Acting Chairman, 1985 to the present. Previously he was with National Humanities Center Research in Triangle Park, NC, 1979 - 1982 and 1978 - 1979; a visiting associate professor at Duke University in 1981; an assistant professor at Kenyon College, 1972 - 1978; and a visiting lecturer at the University of Toronto, 1971 - 1972.

Mr. Agresto graduated from Boston College (A.B., 1967) and Cornell University (Ph.D., 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. Mr. Agresto was born on January 7, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY.