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.




Nominations, August 17, 1983

Nomination of Donald Charles Leidel To Be United States Ambassador to Bahrain

August 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald Charles Leidel, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the State of Bahrain. He would succeed Peter A. Sutherland.

Mr. Leidel served in the United States Air Force in 1951 - 1954 as first lieutenant. In 1951 and from 1954 to 1962, he was employed with the Central Intelligence Agency serving on administrative duties in Washington, D.C., Vienna, and Frankfurt. From 1962 to 1965, he was chief of the training staff in the Bureau of Personnel in the Department of State. He was personnel officer in Buenos Aires in 1965 - 1968 and administrative officer in Mexico City in 1968 - 1972. From 1972 to 1973, he attended the executive seminar in national and international affairs at the Foreign Service Institute. In the Department he was Executive Director in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 1973 - 1977, in the Bureau of European Affairs in 1977 - 1980, and since 1980 he has been Deputy Director of Management Operations.

Mr. Leidel graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1949; LL.B., 1951; J.D., 1966). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born August 31, 1927, in Madison, Wis.

Nomination of John C. McGraw To Be Assayer of the United States Mint at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate John C. McGraw to be Assayer of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia, Pa., Department of the Treasury. He would succeed Jack Herbert Keller.

Mr. McGraw has served as Acting Assayer at the Philadelphia Mint since January 1983. Previously he was plant metallurgist in 1982; manufacturing engineer in 1980 - 1982; general engineer in 1980; production supervisor in 1974 - 1980; and quality control metallurgist in 1973 - 1974.

Mr. McGraw graduated from Drexel University (B.S., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Springfield, Pa. He was born May 28, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Nomination of Robert Oberndoerfer Harris To Be a Member of the National Mediation Board

August 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Oberndoerfer Harris to be a member of the National Mediation Board for the term expiring July 1, 1986. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Harris has served on the National Mediation Board since 1977. He has been Chairman since 1982 and also served in that position in 1979 - 1980. He is adjunct professor at Washington College of Law at the American University. Previously he was staff director and counsel, Committee on the District of Columbia, United States Senate, in 1971 - 1977; staff director and counsel, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, in 1969 - 1971; counsel, Labor Subcommittee of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, in 1967 - 1969; and assistant to the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board in 1961 - 1967.

Mr. Harris graduated from Columbia College (A.B., 1951), Yale Law School (LL.B., 1954), Georgetown Law School (LL.M., 1961), and attended the Harvard Business School advanced management program in 1972 - 1973.

He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born November 11, 1929, in New York, N.Y.