Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

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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 Jose S. Sorzano To Be Deputy United States Representative to the United Nations

May 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jose S. Sorzano to be the Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He would succeed Kenneth L. Adelman.

Dr. Sorzano is currently serving as the Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Previously he was associate professor of government at Georgetown University. He conducted lectures and seminars at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. In 1976 - 1979 he was Director of the Peace Corps in Bogota, Colombia, and supervised the largest Peace Corps program in Latin America. He was escort interpreter with the Department of State in 1963 - 1965.

Dr. Sorzano is a recipient of many honors and awards, including the Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance of the duties and responsibilities of a Peace Corps Country Director (1977) and a two-step meritorious increase in recognition of having tripled Peace Corps programs in Colombia without increasing administrative and managerial costs (1979).

He graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S., 1965; Ph. D., 1972). He is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born in Havana, Cuba, on November 9, 1940.