UPDATE (3) Jan. 14, 2022; 4:25 PM A Message From David Ferriero on His Retirement (via AOTUS)
UPDATE (2) Jan. 14, 2022; 2:25 PM Statement: ARL Celebrates the Archivist of the United States (AOTUS) on His Retirement
(UPDATE (1) Jan. 13, 2022; 5 PM Complete News Release From NARA: Ferriero to Retire as Archivist of the United States
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From The Washington Post:
David S. Ferriero, who has been the archivist of the United States for more than a decade under three presidents, is planning to retire in April.
Ferriero, 76, has been head of the National Archives and Records Administration since he was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime,” Ferriero, wrote in a note to the staff on Wednesday. “My time here has been filled with opportunities, challenges, and awesome responsibilities … I am humbled and awestruck and so deeply grateful — grateful to all of you.”
Before coming to the agency, Ferriero was director of the New York Public Libraries, and served in top positions at the libraries of the Massachusetts Institution of Technology and Duke University. A native of Beverly, Mass., he served as a Navy hospital corpsman during the Vietnam War.
Deputy Archivist Debra Steidel Wall will serve as Acting Archivist until the President nominates and the Senate confirms a successor.
See Also: David Ferriero Bio (via NARA)
See Also AOTUS Blog (via NARA)