THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANGUS S. KING, JR. AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Angus S. King, Jr. as a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Governor Angus S. King, Jr., of Brunswick, Maine, was re-elected to his second term as Governor of Maine last month and is currently the nation's only sitting Independent Governor. From 1989 to 1994, he served as President of Northeast Energy Management, a company he started which specialized in the development of large scale projects at commercial and industrial facilities in central and southern Maine. He spent nearly twenty years as host of "Maine Watch" on the Maine Public Television Network. From 1983 to 1989, he served as Vice President of Swift River/Hafslund Company, an alternative energy development company. From 1975 to 1983, he practiced law with the firm of Smith, Lloyd, and King in Brunswick. From 1972 to 1975, he served on the staff of Senator William D. Hathaway (D-ME) as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics. He began his career as a staff attorney for Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Skowhegan.
Governor King received a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and a L.L.B. degree from the University of Virginia Law School.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent Federal agency which was established in 1966 through the Historic Preservation Act. The Council advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation matters, assesses the effectiveness of state, local, and private programs in carrying out the purposes of the Act and makes recommendations on how to improve the National Historic Preservation Program. In addition, the Council reviews federally licensed projects that affect properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Its members are also responsible for issuing the President's Historic Preservation Awards.