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Colo­nial Wil­liams­burg makes changes, adds Supreme Court Jus­tice Neil Gor­such to its board.

United States Supreme Court Jus­tice Neil Gor­such was an­nounced Thurs­day as the new­est mem­ber of the Colo­nial Wil­liams­burg Foun­da­tion’s Board of Trus­tees.

Gor­such, who was ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and joined the Supreme Court in April 2017, will fill one of three po­si­tions on the board that were va­cated at its Novem­ber meet­ing, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

At the meet­ing, for­mer Chairman Henry C. Wolf, Do­min­ion En­ergy head Thomas F. Far­rell II and Cyn­thia H. Mil­li­gan, dean emer­i­tus of the Univer­sity of Ne­braska and pres­i­dent of Wood Stieper Cap­i­tal Group, all stepped down from the foun­da­tion’s board.

“Colo­nial Wil­liams­burg is in the midst of trans­for­ma­tion and re­newal thanks in large part to the ded­i­ca­tion and guid­ance of Hank, Tom and Cyn­thia,” CW Pres­i­dent and CEO Mitchell Reiss said in the re­lease. “We will build on their suc­cess un­der Thurston’s guid­ance as we wel­come Jus­tice Gor­such and en­gage new, wider au­di­ences with Amer­ica’s en­dur­ing story.”

Prior to join­ing the Supreme Court, Gor­such was ap­pointed in 2006 to the U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the 10th Cir­cuit, and from 2005 to 2006 served at the U.S. Jus­tice De­part­ment as prin­ci­pal deputy as­so­ciate at­tor­ney gen­eral, the re­lease states.

“Colo­nial Wil­liams­burg is an in­sti­tu­tion unique in the world and a place where we can dis­con­nect from mod­ern de­bate and re­con­nect with our shared, found­ing prin­ci­ples on the very ground where they were forged,” Jus­tice Gor­such said in the re­lease. “I’m honored to sup­port an or­ga­ni­za­tion that pre­serves and shares this mo­ment in our his­tory, and I look for­ward to work­ing with my col­leagues on the board and across the en­tire foun­da­tion.”

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