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Senator Dan Sullivan Appointed to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Press Release · Monday, March 24, 2014

Washington, DC

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Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero today announced the appointment of Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This Commission carries out the grants program of the National Archives to increase public access to America's historical records.

“NHPRC plays a critical role in ensuring our country’s heritage is preserved and made accessible to Americans for generations to come,” said Senator Sullivan. “I’m honored and excited to serve on this important Commission.”

“We are fortunate to have Senator Sullivan serve on the Commission,” said the Archivist. “He brings a wealth of experience to the task, especially his long and distinguished career in the military and public service. We have long been proud of our partnership with the Alaska State Archives and Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board, and Senator Sullivan will add to the Commission’s efforts to connect the American people to our rich archival collections and make us all better stewards of the American record in a digital age.”

Prior to entering the U.S. Senate this January, Sullivan served as Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. He was a judicial clerk for the highest federal and state courts in Alaska. Over the past 21 years, he has served the nation on active duty and in the reserves and is currently an infantry officer and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

Sullivan was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a Director in the International Economics Directorate of the National Security Council staff at the White House. After earning a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 1987, he received a joint law and Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1993.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission promotes the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. Since 1964, the NHPRC has awarded $215 million to 5,000 projects in all 50 states and special jurisdictions to preserve historical records, including electronic records, to assist archives through a network of state partners, and to enhance public access through publishing finding aids and collections of historical records in print and digital formats.

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