President Barack Obama Appointed U.S. Senator Angus King as the Newest Member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

Sen. King will serve as a full US member of the Commission that governs the International Park preserving the history of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the legacy of friendship between the United States and Canada.

Sen. King replaces, former Senator Thomas Harkin (D-IA) who resigned from the Commission in January after serving 16 years as a member of the Commission.

Upon his appointment, Sen. King commented, "Campobello Park is a treasure, both for Maine and for our nation, which has been admired by generations of Americans including myself. Not only does Campobello bind us to our cherished history, but, as the only park in the world to be owned and administered jointly by two countries, it also continues to serve as a symbol of our valued relationship with our Canadian neighbors. “Sen. King further added,  “I am honored by this appointment and pledge to work to protect Campobello so that it may continue to inspire Americans and Canadians alike for many years to come."

Christopher Roosevelt, Chairman of the Roosevelt Park's governing Commission and grandson of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, welcomed Senator King to the Commission on behalf of the Vice Chairman, Edward McLean, and the Commission, stating, 'Senator King and his wife Mary Herman have been friends of and regular visitors to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, know the region the Park serves extraordinarily well, and will be wonderful partners in furthering the capabilities of the Park to serve its over 150,000 visitors annually.  We are all looking forward to working with Senator King."