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New director at Hoover Library in West Branch

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There's a new man in charge at Iowa's only presidential library.

Thomas Schwartz is the new director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch.

Schwartz comes from Illinois, where he worked as a historian.  He replaces Tim Walch, who served as director for almost two decades.  Walch retired in April.

The Hoover Library opened to the public on August 10, 1962.  The museum turns 50 years old next year.  It's one of 13 run by the national archives.

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