Aug 18, 2022

Biden’s Archivist Pick to Take Helm During Firestorm Over Trump Raid

This is a follow-up to my earlier article, President Biden Announces Colleen Shogan for National Archivist Post, that I published on August 4 at: but the new article provides more information on Colleen Shogan’s background and qualifications:

From an article by Fred Lucas published in the web site:

President Joe Biden’s nominee to the usually obscure and apolitical office of archivist of the United States comes as the agency she hopes to lead is in the middle of the biggest political story in the country.

On Aug. 3, Biden announced the nomination of Colleen Shogan to head the National Archives and Records Administration.

Five days later, the FBI raided the Florida home of Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, after the National Archives asked the Justice Department to investigate its concerns over the former president’s possession of some documents earlier this year.

The controversy over documents at Mar-a-Lago, which long preceded Shogan’s nomination as archivist, likely will continue to thrust the agency responsible for maintaining government records into the forefront of a national story.

Shogan, 46, is senior vice president and director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for White House History, the research arm of the White House Historical Association. She has taught at and was an adjunct lecturer in the government department at Georgetown University.

Shogan also is the author of eight murder mysteries in a series called “Washington Whodunnit” in which the main character is a congressional aide who solves the cases.

The Senate, which must confirm Shogan, referred her nomination by Biden to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

The Pittsburgh native previously worked for more than a decade at the Library of Congress, serving in several senior roles. She is a former deputy director of the Congressional Research Service, which produces reports for lawmakers. She also was an assistant professor of government and politics at George Mason University.

Shogan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College and a doctorate in American politics from Yale University.

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