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.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. 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)

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



Nomination of Langhorne A. Motley To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

May 27, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Langhorne A. Motley to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Inter-American Affairs). He would succeed Thomas Enders, who will shortly be nominated for another major diplomatic post.

Since 1981 Mr. Motley has served as Ambassador to Brazil. Previously he was president of Valeria, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska; executive vice president of Citizens for the Management of Alaska Lands, Inc., in 1977 - 1980; commissioner of commerce and economic development of the State of Alaska at Juneau in 1975 - 1977; and in 1970 - 1974 he was in real estate development in Anchorage, Alaska, as vice president of Area Realtors, Inc., president of Crescent Realty, Inc., and vice president of RODMAR, Inc.

Mr. Motley served in the United States Air Force in 1960 - 1970, successively as launch authentication officer (England), deputy combat crew commander, aide to the Commander of the Air War College, and aide and executive assistant to Commander in Chief (Alaska Command).

He graduated from The Citadel (B.A., 1960). He is married, has two children, and resides in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born June 5, 1938, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.