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H. Edward Mann


H. Edward Mann, a native of Petersburg, Virginia, has held a variety of governmental and political positions. His most expansive national positions involved:

a) Directing and managing the activities of 37 federal agencies and innumerable state, local and foreign groups engaged in commemorative activities while serving as Executive Director of the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, and;

b) Building state-by-state support for education reform when appointed by President George H. W. Bush as Special Assistant and Director for Special Events for AMERICA 2000 for Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander.

Mann has worked as an independent public affairs consultant with clients that included The National Coalition for Health Care, the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks, The Flying Hospital and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. He has advised and consulted the US Army Museum at Fort Belvoir, the Gettysburg Foundation, and the Tredegar Museum of the Civil War (now called The American Civil War Center). He traveled both domestically and internationally as a personal aide to former President George H. W. Bush on three dozen trips.

He graduated from the College of William and Mary, and served on the College’s Board of Visitors 1978-1981. In 2012, Mann was appointed by Governor Robert McDonnell to the State Board of Historic Resources, and he served as the Board’s Chairman. An avid amateur historian, his special interest revolves around Virginia in the 17th through the 19th centuries. He and his wife live in Richmond, Virginia. Their son Will also graduated from William and Mary.

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