Richard Moe

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Richard Moe "seventh president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, he brought to the position a lifelong interest in history and a career-long commitment to public service.

"A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Moe graduated from Williams College in 1959 and received a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1966. He held administrative positions in government at the city, state and federal levels and practiced law in Washington, D.C., before assuming the presidency of the National Trust in 1993.

"...A member of the board of the Ford Foundation, Moe was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1998 and was named an honorary member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2003. He is co-author of Changing Places: Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl, a study of the causes of urban decline and the use of historic preservation as a tool for revitalization, published in 1997; and author of The Last Full Measure: The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers, a Civil War history published in 1993.“ [1]

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  1. Conservation Lands Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed January 1, 2013.
  2. Board of Trustees and National Advisory Board, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, accessed June 13, 2010.