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2017 Dome 54.1

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62 THE CAPITOL DOME U . S. Capitol Society Board of Trustees A nnounces N ew Chairman of the Board T he Board of Trustees of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) has unanimously elected Donald G. Carlson to succeed retiring Chairman E. Thomas Coleman. "Don has worked hard on behalf of the Soci- ety for many years, and I am confident he will be a very good chairman," Coleman remarked. Under Coleman's leadership, the board undertook a thorough review of the Society's function and mis- sion, enabling the staff and board to meet pragmatic operational concerns while maintaining an unwavering commitment to education and service. Coleman was instrumental in recruiting current USCHS President Ron Sarasin in 2000, whom Coleman credits with putting the Society on a solid financial footing. Cole- man represented Missouri's 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly two decades. The incoming chairman, Donald G. Carlson, currently a managing director in the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, has much experience on the Washington scene; he served 34 years on the Hill in four congressional offices. He served as chief of staff to Representatives Bill Archer and John Culberson. Carlson has served several terms on the USCHS Board of Trustees; he has been a key member of both the Executive Commit- tee and the Development Committee. He is also chair- man of the Advisory Board of The Archer Center—the Washington Campus of the University of Texas Sys- tem, and serves on the board of The Ripon Society, the Advisory Council of The Texas Lyceum, and the Congressional Advisory Council of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. Carlson said he "looks forward to building on the work of Chairman Coleman and expanding the programs which are so important to educating the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol." Donald G. Carlson (left) and the Honorable E. Thomas Coleman (right)

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