U.S. Capitol Historical Society Board of Trustees Announces New Chairman of the Board

Donald G. Carlson

Donald G. Carlson Elected to Succeed Longtime Chairman E. Thomas Coleman

Donald G. Carlson (left) and The Honorable E. Thomas Coleman (right)

Donald G. Carlson (left) and The Honorable E. Thomas Coleman (right)

WASHINGTON, DC—January 27, 2017

The 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 Society 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 mission, 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, who Coleman credits with putting the Society on a solid financial footing. Coleman 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 having served 34 years on the Hill in four congressional offices. He served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Bill Archer and Congressman John Culberson. Carlson has served several terms on the USCHS Board of Trustees; he has been a key member of both the Executive Committee and the Development Committee. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Archer Center – the Washington Campus of the University of Texas System, 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.”

For questions or more information. please contact Laura McCulty Stepp at (202) 543-8919 x22.

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) is a Congressionally chartered, non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3), educational organization founded in 1962 to inform the public about the rich heritage of the Capitol building and the United States Congress. We receive no government funding.