Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jim Leach to Head NEH

The New York Times has reported that President Obama has appointed former Congressman Jim Leach to head the National Endowment for the Humanities:

In the cultural property field, former Congressman Leach is best known for his efforts to get legislation passed authorizing import restrictions on cultural artifacts from Iraq. The alternate legislation that ultimately passed did not include the "coin exemption" he promised, but his efforts to take into account the concerns of the numismatic community remain much appreciated. Good luck to Congressman Leach in his new appointment.

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