By Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Lincoln scholar and former Metropolitan Museum of Art official Harold Holzer will head the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

The New York Times says ( ) Holzer has been appointed to lead the center for public policy and human rights leaders at Hunter College.

He joined the Met in 1992, retiring last month as senior vice president of public affairs. He has authored, co-authored or edited more than 50 books about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Holzer began his career as a newspaper reporter and eventually held editor positions at The Manhattan Tribune and The New-York Tribune.

He also had worked as press secretary to Rep. Bella Abzug from 1975 to 1977. Later he worked for WNET-TV before joining the New York State Urban Development Corporation under Gov. Mario Cuomo.


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