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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Robert Warner National Archives
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 14:00:24 -0500
Robert Warner: 1927 - 2007
Former chief of National Archives
The Washington Post
May 2, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Robert Warner, who led the National Archives to
independence even while dealing with Reagan-era budget cuts and
criticism over the release of Oval Office recordings, died of a heart
attack April 24 in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 79.
When he was appointed archivist by President Jimmy Carter in 1980,
the agency labored under the oversight of the General Services
Administration, which regarded it as a warehouse and records repository.
Through a behind-the-scenes campaign waged through historical and
genealogical associations, Mr. Warner sprung the Archives free.
President Ronald Reagan signed legislation making it the National
Archives and Records Administration as it celebrated its 50th
In appreciation, the research center at the renovated Archives
building was named for Mr. Warner in 2005.
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