Just in time for Inauguration Day, we have mounted a new exhibit titled “Forming a New Government.”
One of the first and most important tasks facing a new president-elect is selecting nominees for Cabinet and ambassadorial positions. Four prominent presidential appointees, whose papers are held by SCPC, are represented in the exhibit:
John West, ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President Carter;
Jim Edwards, Secretary of Energy under President Reagan;
Dick Riley, Secretary of Education under President Clinton (shown above);
and David Wilkins, ambassador to Canada under President George W. Bush.
The exhibit will be on display in the East Gallery of Thomas Cooper Library until March 31.