Contact: Katie Lawhon, 717-338-4402Bill Justice has been selected as the acting superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site through October 1.
Justice currently serves as superintendent of Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.
"Gettysburg, like Vicksburg, was one of the key battles of the Civil War; and the story of President Eisenhower has always been inspirational to me," Justice said. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead this great group of employees and volunteers."
Justice brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the National Park Service (NPS), including positions in interpretation, law enforcement, and management of several national parks, including Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Kentucky, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Maryland, Fort McHenry National Monument in Maryland, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, and Natchez National Historical Park in Mississippi.
Cynthia MacLeod, acting regional director for the NPS Northeast Region, said, "Bill Justice’s experience managing historic sites and military parks make him well suited for this temporary assignment, especially as we approach next month's anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg."
Ed W. Clark is on detail as the acting chief for the Park Planning and Special Studies Division of the Northeast Regional Office.
Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and their commemorations. Learn more at www.nps.gov/gett.
Eisenhower National Historic Site preserves and interprets the home and farms of the Eisenhower family as a fitting and enduring memorial to the life, work, and times of General Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, and to the events of far-reaching importance that occurred on the property. Learn more at www.nps.gov/eise.
Last updated: June 20, 2017