The First Woman to Serve on a Permanent Basis as Archivist of the United States

Colleen Shogan has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the eleventh Archivist of the United States. She is the first woman to hold the position permanently.

Dr. Shogan most recently served as director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for White House History and senior vice president of the White House Historical Association. She previously worked for more than a decade at the Library of Congress, serving in senior roles as the assistant deputy librarian for collections and services and the deputy director of the Congressional Research Service. Earlier in her career, she worked as a policy staff member in the U.S. Senate

Dr. Shogan has roots in the academic world. She served on the faculty at Georgetown University and George Mason University. In addition, Dr. Shogan served as the vice chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the chair of the board of directors at the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation.

Dr. Shogan earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College. She holds a Ph.D. in American politics from Yale University

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