On May 5th, the President announced his nomination of former Kansas Governor John Carlin as the Archivist of the United States. "John Carlin will provide necessary leadership in terms of managing the institution, providing fiscal responsibility, and performing the important cultural and historical responsibilities," the President said. "He is an experienced leader with proven commitment to preservation, access and use of government records. I am confident his sharp communication skills as well as his experience working with Congress and balancing budgets will provide the skilled management the Archives needs during these challenging times."

On Thursday, May 25th, this nomination was approved by the United States Senate. His nomination was confirmed by a voice vote on the Senate floor.

Press Release - Senate Confirms Carlin After Hearings

John Carlin - Biographical Sketch

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