Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

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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) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

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



Nominations & Appointments, August 22, 1983

Nominations & Appointments, August 22, 1983

Nomination of Alan Lee Keyes To Be United States Representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council

August 22, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alan Lee Keyes, of California, to be the Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Jose S. Sorzano, who is Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations.

Mr. Keyes was a teaching fellow at Harvard University in 1974 - 1978. In 1978 he was TV-radio news secretary with the Bell for Senate Committee in New Jersey and that same year entered the Foreign Service. In 1979 - 1980 he was consular officer in Bombay. In the Department he was Zimbabwe desk officer in 1980 - 1981 and a member of the policy planning staff in 1981 - 1983. In 1983 he resigned from the Foreign Service.

Mr. Keyes received his B.A. (1972) from Harvard College and his Ph. D. (1979) from Harvard University. His foreign languages are French and Spanish, and some knowledge of Italian and Classical Greek. He was born August 7, 1950, in New York, N.Y.

Nomination of Brigadier General Jerome Bernard Hilmes To Be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission

August 22, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Brig. Gen. Jerome Bernard Hilmes to be a member of the Mississippi River Commission. He would succeed Maj. Gen. Hugh Granville Robinson.

He is currently serving as Commander of the United States Army Engineer Division, North Central, in Chicago, Ill. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Chief of Engineers for Facilities and Housing, Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington, D.C., in 1981 - 1983; Director of Facilities and Engineering, United States Army Garrison, Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1980 - 1981; Commander, 7th Engineer Brigade, United States Army Europe, in 1978 - 1980; and Chief, Engineering and Housing Division, later Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, Office, Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, in 1976 - 1978.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy (B.S.) and Iowa State University (M.S., Ph. D.). He was born December 21, 1935, in Carlyle, Ill.

Appointment of Flora Laney Thornton as a Member of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board

August 22, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Flora Laney Thornton to be a member of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board, Library of Congress, for the term of 5 years from March 9, 1983. She will succeed Milton A. Wolf.

Mrs. Thornton serves as a member of the board of regents of Pepperdine University. She also serves as a member of the associates of the University of Southern California and of the board of directors of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. In 1981 she served as commissioner of the California Commission on Food and Nutrition. Mrs. Thornton is a benefactor of the Music Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

She has two children and resides in Los Angeles, Calif. She was born November 1, 1913, in Independence, Kans.