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Robert M. Warner (1927-2007)

 

Robert M. Warner (1927-2007)SAA remembers a long-time member, mentor, and friend, Robert M. Warner, 79, who died on April 24 after a long battle with cancer. A Fellow and past president of SAA, Dr. Warner served as the sixth Archivist of the United States (1980-1985), leading the agency during its transformation from a division of the General Services Administration to an independent executive agency. His four-year fight for independence was won on October 19, 1984, when President Reagan signed legislation that removed the National Archives from GSA and renamed the agency the National Archives and Records Administration. Click here to learn more about Dr. Warner's life and contributions to the archives profession. Photo: Dr. Warner at the National Archives, ca. 1985. (Robert M. Warner Photo File, Faculty and Staff Files, University of Michigan News & Information Services Records)

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