The name John Carlin is well-known in genealogy circles. He is the former Archivist of the United States, having served in that position from 1995 to 2005. He was mentioned frequently in past editions of this newsletter. He is also well-known in Kansas as a former governor of the state, serving from 1979 to 1987. His many friends and acquaintances will be interested to learn that he has now been appointed to a Kansas state agency designed to bring more bioscience companies and cutting-edge technology breakthroughs to Kansas.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Friday that she has appointed Carlin to the Kansas Bioscience Authority, which was created in 2004 to create jobs and advance the frontiers of medicine, agriculture, and other industries in the state.
The authority is tasked with making the state a leader in plant, animal, and human bioscience research, with hope of spinning off that research into the creation of jobs and economic growth.
Carlin currently is chairman of the National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and also serves as a visiting professor/executive-in-residence at Kansas State University. He has served as a visiting lecturer at Kansas University, a visiting professor of public administration and international trade at Wichita State University, an adjunct professor of political science at Washburn University, and a gubernatorial fellow and visiting lecturer at Duke University.
Carlin's latest appointment is subject to confirmation by the Kansas Senate.