Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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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)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Nomination of Donald I. Hovde To Be a Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board

May 9, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald I. Hovde to be a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 1985. He would succeed Richard T. Pratt.

Mr. Hovde is presently serving as Under Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Previously he was national senior vice president to Partners Real Estate, Inc.; president and owner of Hovde Realty, Inc.; and president of 122 Building Corp. He served as president of the National Association of Realtors in 1979 and was president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce in 1969.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (B.B.A., 1953). He is married, has five children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born March 6, 1931, in Madison, Wis.