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Home arrowNews arrowFebruary 28, 2013

President Appoints Teresa Isabel Leger to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

WASHINGTON, D.C.–President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Teresa Isabel Leger of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) as a Citizen Member.

“Ms. Leger, with her expertise with American Indian tribes, extensive legal knowledge, and commitment  to her Latino community is well-suited to help guide the government’s national historic preservation practices as the ACHP reaches the milestone of a half-century of existence,” said Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, ACHP chairman. “The ACHP’s mission of promoting the preservation and appreciation of the nation’s diverse cultural heritage will be greatly aided by her knowledge and experience.”

Teresa Isabel Leger is a partner at Nordhaus Law Firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she has worked since 1989.  Leger also serves as General Counsel to several Native American Tribes, including the Pueblos of Laguna, Santa Ana, and Santo Domingo. Previously, she clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California from 1987 to 1989. She is a member of the Historic Marker Selection Committee of the New Mexico International Women’s Forum, is President of Homewise and a Commissioner of Las Acequias de Chupadero. Leger has served on the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, Vice Chair of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and was a White House Fellow in 1995/1996. She received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

President Obama made the announcement on February 26. Leger will receive the oath of office at the time of the ACHP’s next business meeting, which will be March 1, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

About the ACHP: An independent federal agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. It also provides a forum for influencing federal activities, programs, and policies that affect historic properties. For more information, please visit


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