National Advisory Board

The National Advisory Board will increase, on a national level, the public awareness and support for the initiatives of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. Through the influence of this Board the Coolidge Foundation will benefit and gain visibility in the areas of education, collections and archives, membership, volunteers and fund raising. The National Advisory Board will also offer advice on decision- making and future planning.

The diversity of the members, as well as their collective knowledge, will afford the opportunity to identify individuals who could become future candidates for this board. Members of the National Advisory Board are drawn from a wide diversity of occupations such as academics, historians, journalists, writers, civic and business leaders, prominent citizens and philanthropists.

Honorary Advisor:

Former President Jimmy Carter

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Brian T. Allen, Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art

Senator Randolph D. Brock III, Represents the Franklin District in the Vermont State Senate

Alvin S. Felzenberg, Principal spokesman for the 9/11 Commission

Wyatt R. Haskell, Founding member of the firm Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC

Senator Vincent Illuzzi, Vermont State Senator

Patricia Krider, Executive Director of National First Ladies Library

Dr. George NashBiographer of Herbert Hoover.

Senator Alice W. NitkaRepresents the Windsor District in the Vermont State Senate

James H. Ottaway, Jr., Senior Vice President of Dow Jones & Company, Inc, Chairman of Ottaway Newspapers

David Pietrusza, Presidential Historian and Biographer of Calvin Coolidge

David M. Shribman, Executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cal Thomas, Syndicated news columnist

Jerry L. Wallace, Archivist, Historian, and Writer, retired from National Archives