As part of a landmark, 100-year agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The New York Public Library, the National Constitution Center will display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights starting in fall of 2014. The museum of "We the People" will be the first institution in the Pennsylvania to exhibit this historic document to the general public.
Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. was nominated by President George W. Bush as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977-1981, as Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-1985, as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985-1987, and as U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1987-1990. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990.
Governor Jeb Bush is the Chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees. He was elected Florida's 43rd Governor in 1998, and was reelected in 2002. Prior to serving as Governor, Bush worked in various positions at Texas Commerce Bank in Houston, Texas and Caracas, Venezuela. He also was Secretary of Commerce for the State of Florida from 1987 to 1988. Since 2007, Bush has served as President of the consulting firm Jeb Bush and Associates. He formed the Foundation for Florida's Future, a not-for-profit public policy organization, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a not-for-profit charitable organization.
Governor Tom Corbett was sworn in as the governor of Pennsylvania on January 18th, 2011. Before being elected as Governor, Corbett served as Pennsylvania's Attorney General. He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard 28th Infantry Division from 1971 until 1984, rising from private to captain. He received his undergraduate degree from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, and taught civics and history in Pine Grove Area High School in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. In 1975, he received his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.
Anthony W. Marx
Anthony W. Marx was appointed president and CEO of The New York Public Library, and has worked to expand the Library's essential role as a provider of free educational opportunities for all New Yorkers, focusing on increasing services to students, researchers, and scholars; improving educational programming in NYPL's 87 neighborhood branches; partnering with the city's Department of Education to increase public school access to critical learning materials; and expanding public access to e- books and other digital resources. Previously, Marx served as the president of Amherst College from 2003 to 2011, and a professor and director of undergraduate studies of political science at Columbia University.
Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis. Rosen is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor for the Atlantic.
David M. Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein is co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group. Since its inception in 1987, the private equity firm has grown into managing more than $100 billion from 27 offices around the world. Rubenstein is chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and president of the Economic Club of Washington.
He is a regent of the Smithsonian Institution and on the boards of directors or trustees for Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Brookings Institution, and several other organizations.
Rubenstein also serves on several academic councils and advisory boards. He has practiced law, served as chief counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on constitutional amendments, and was President Jimmy Carter's deputy assistant for domestic policy.