Alan C. Lowe, a veteran of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) who played key roles in planning the libraries of the last two presidents, has been named director of the George W. Bush presidential library. His hiring – a mutual decision between NARA and the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation – was announced Jan. 19.
Lowe began his career with the National Archives in 1989, when he helped assemble records to open Ronald Reagan’s presidential library. He later transferred to the Archive’s Office of Presidential Libraries, where he was a lead adviser on the George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton libraries. For the past six years he has served as founding director of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee.