Bush Library Gets New Director

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Warren Finch Jr., who's been involved with former President George H.W. Bush's presidential library for more than a decade, will be the new director of the library based at Texas A&M University.

Finch, who most recently has been deputy director, will take over the top job Dec. 27, John W. Carlin, the U.S. archivist, announced Tuesday.

Finch will succeed Douglas Menarchik, who is becoming assistant administrator for policy and programs coordination at the Agency for International Development.

Finch "is uniquely qualified for the Bush Library position because of his years of experience working with the records of the Bush presidency beginning in 1992 with his assignment to the presidential materials transition team," Carlin said.

He's been in College Station since 1993, first with the library project team and with the Bush Library since it opened in 1997.

"Warren has been with the Library since its opening and has been a key part of our success," Bush said. "He has the dedication, professionalism and vision to keep moving the library on the road of excellence in its exhibits and programming."

Finch also has spent two years at the National Archives in Washington in its Office of Presidential Libraries and a year at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Project in California.