Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

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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.



USSS Personnel Involved in the Assassination Attempt on President Reagan - March 30, 1981

The following Secret Service personnel have been publicly named as playing a direct role in events surrounding the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan, by John Hinckley, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

Members of the Presidential Protective Detail (PPD):
Fabel, Dennis [drove the second (follow-up) car to George Washington University Hospital after President Reagan was wounded]
Gordon, Mary Ann [lead transportation agent for President Reagan’s visit to the Washington Hilton]
Green, William [lead advance agent for President Reagan’s visit to the Washington Hilton]
Lightsey, Thomas [retrieved Hinckley’s gun from the pavement after Hinckley was tackled]
McCarthy, Dennis V. N. [first agent to tackle Hinckley after the assassination attempt]*
McCarthy, Timothy [wounded in the assassination attempt]*
McIntosh, Dale [helped guard President Reagan at George Washington University Hospital]
Miller, Russell*
Parr, Jerry [Special Agent in Charge, PPD]*
Shaddick, Raymond [Assistant Special Agent in Charge, PPD]*
Spriggs, (Carlton) Daniel "Danny"*
Unrue, (Thomas) Drew [driver of the Presidential car; drove President Reagan to George Washington University Hospital]*
Wanko, Robert

Other USSS Personnel:
Miller, Pat [Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Washington Field Office; coordinated security at GWU Hospital after President Reagan arrived]
Mobley, Paul [Washington Field Office; assisted with Presidential advance]
White, Frederick [Assistant Director of the Secret Service for Administration; met the President’s car upon its arrival at GWU Hospital]

* = received Secret Service or Treasury Department awards for actions taken during the assassination attempt

Abrams, Herbert L. "The President Has Been Shot": Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment in the Aftermath of the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan (1991)
McCarthy, Dennis V. N., with Philip W. Smith. Protecting the President: The Inside Story of a Secret Service Agent (1985)
Articles in Reagan Library vertical file