James H. Billington, an eminent American scholar of Russian culture who led the Library of Congress for three decades as librarian of Congress, died Nov. 20 at a hospital in Washington. He was 89. An advisor to President Reagan, a skilled fund-raiser for the library, and force unto himself, Billington propelling the expansion of the world’s largest library. He began the library’s move into the digital age but also found it difficult to manage the transition.  For the complete article on James H. Billington and his diverse career click the link. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/james-h-billington-librarian-of-congress-for-expansive-tumultuous-tenure-dies-at-89/2018/11/21/d8829f88-eda9-11e8-8679-934a2b33be52_story.html?utm_term=.7642d6083241

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