National Archives Congressional Liaison to Retire

Dr. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, has announced the retirement of John Constance, Director of Congressional Affairs and Communications, after 35 years of Federal service, effective April 28, 2007. Mr. Constance has served as the National Archives liaison to Capitol Hill for 14 years and currently supervises congressional relations, public affairs, communications, and the agency’s web program.

Susan Cooper will become acting director of Congressional Affairs and Communications, and Dr. David McMillen will assume responsibilities as acting congressional liaison within the Congressional Affairs and Communications staff.

Mr. Constance is leaving the National Archives to begin a new career as the Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the Legal Services Corporation. He will take up his new duties on Monday, May 7, 2007.