July 8, 1997
Congressman Roy Blunt Appointed to NHPRC
Washington, D.C. . . .United States Congressman Roy Blunt of Missouri's 7th District is the new delegate of the House of Representatives to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making body of the National Archives and Records Administration. As Missouri's Secretary of State from 1985 to 1993, Mr. Blunt was responsible for the state's archives and records management programs, where he became familiar with the Commission's work.
In accepting the appointment, Congressman Blunt commented on the NHPRC's role in "preserving the records of our political and social heritage." By assisting state and local institutions with the preservation of historical documents, the Commission makes it possible for us to "find the roots of our nation and better understand the decisions of our leaders." NHPRC grants help to make these records available "for future generations to study, analyze, and appreciate."
Congressman Blunt has a B.A. degree in history from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and an M.A. degree in history from Southwest Missouri State University. He has taught American and Missouri history and government at the secondary and college levels, and is the author or co-author of several publications dealing with voting procedures and voting rights. For the four years prior to his election to Congress, he was president of his alma mater.
For additional information, please contact the NHPRC at (202) 501-5600.