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.



Designation of L.E. Thomas as a Member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy

May 29, 1985

The President today announced his intention to designate L.E. (Tommy) Thomas to be a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy for the term expiring December 30, 1987. He would succeed Bernard E. Smith, Jr.

Mr. Thomas has been in the car dealership business since 1951 and currently is the owner of Tommy Thomas Chevrolet in Panama City, FL. He has served as president of the Alabama Automobile Dealers Association (1962); president, Birmingham Sales Executives Club (1963); and president of the Oneonta Chamber of Commerce (1964). He was awarded the Silver Knight award by the National Management Association for his efforts on behalf of the free enterprise system.

Mr. Thomas graduated from Aviation Mechanics and Aerial Gunnery School at Jacksonville Naval Air Station (1943). He served in the U.S. Marines (1943 - 1945) and in the Reserves (1947 - 1950). He is married, has three children, and resides in Panama City, FL. He was born July 7, 1925, in Elmira, NY.