Nancy Hanks (NEA)

Nancy Hanks (NEA) American Historian

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First Name Nancy
Last Name Hanks
Birthday 30th November, 1926
Died 1983
Nationality American
Occupation Historian

Nancy Hanks (1927–1983) was the second chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). She was appointed by President Richard M. Nixon and served from 1969 to 1977, continuing her service under President Gerald R. Ford. During this period, Hanks was active in the fight to save the historic Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C. from demolition. In 1983, it was officially renamed the Nancy Hanks Center, in her honor, and today houses the offices of the NEA, among others.

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