Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that Ben Bradlee Jr., author and a former editor for The Boston Globe, has been appointed to the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees. Bradlee was sworn in during the Board’s annual meeting held this morning May 10 at the Central Library in Copley Square. Bradlee fills the Board’s unofficial writer’s seat, which has been previously held by notable authors such as Dennis Lehane, David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin.
“Ben Bradlee Jr.’s experience in the media and as an acclaimed author make him a natural fit and valued addition to the BPL Board,” said Mayor Walsh. “I thank Ben for his commitment to the city and I look forward to seeing the nation’s first large, free municipal library continue to flourish under the leadership of the Board.”
“The BPL Board is pleased to welcome Ben Bradlee Jr. to the governing body of the Boston Public Library,” said Robert Gallery, Chair of the BPL Board of Trustees. “His background brings a fresh perspective to the Board with his deep knowledge of the value of libraries for research and for fact finding, which have surely served him throughout his career. We look forward to his contribution on the BPL Board of Trustees.” Read more »