Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities

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Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities of United States Government
Incumbent
William Drea Adams

since July 2014
National Endowment for the Humanities
Style Mister or Madam
Member of National Council on the Humanities
Reports to President of the United States
Seat Washington, D.C.
Nominator President of the United States
Term length 4 years
Typically changes with the election of a new president.
Constituting instrument Humanities Act of 1965 (Pub.L. 89–209
Formation 1966
First holder Barnaby Keeney
Deputy Deputy Chair

The Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is the executive leader of the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency created in 1965. The Chair directs the NEH and is the sole position in the agency with the legal authority to make grants and awards. The NEH Chair is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The National Council on the Humanities, a board of 26 private citizens who are also appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, advises the Chair.

Chairs of the National Endowment for the Humanities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce Cole to Depart the National Endowment for the Humanities," press release dated November 12, 2008, at NEH website.
  2. ^ U.S. Congress (4 September 2001). "Nominations". Congressional Record 147 (113): S9088. Retrieved 2006-09-25. 
  3. ^ U.S. Congress (14 September 2001). "Confirmations". Congressional Record 147 (120): S9464. Retrieved 2006-09-25. 
  4. ^ U.S. Congress (18 July 2005). "Nominations". Congressional Record 151 (97): S8438. Retrieved 2006-09-25. 
  5. ^ U.S. Congress (17 December 2005). "Confirmations". Congressional Record 151 (163): S13969. Retrieved 2006-09-25. 
  6. ^ "President Obama appoints Carole M. Watson as Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities," press release dated February 10, 2009, at NEH website.
  7. ^ Stan Katz, "Who Can Lead the NEH," Chronicle Review blog post, February 10, 2009.
  8. ^ Robin Pogrebin, "Rocco Landesman Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts", New York Times, August 7, 2009.
  9. ^ "Deputy Chairman". Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "William “Bro” Adams Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 13 July 2014.