Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Humane Letters
University of Minnesota, Duluth, May 14, 2005
Richard Moe, Duluth native and 1966 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, is the current president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation headquartered in Washington D.C., the largest nonprofit preservation organization in the United States. During his 11 years as president, he has revitalized and expanded outreach to include the renewal of inner cities as well as preserving historical buildings and neighborhoods. His involvement in preservation initiatives in Minnesota includes the Save the Guthrie projects in Minneapolis, promoting the success of historic preservation in the Lowertown area of St. Paul, and the rehabilitation of the historic lift bridge in Stillwater. Under his direction, Duluth was selected to be part of the National Trust’s Preservation Development Initiative, which included an eight-month, $100,000 student of the city and its potential for historic preservation. He has worked in a variety of administrative positions in city, state, and national government, including serving as chief of staff for Vice President Walter Mondale. He is also the recipient of numerous national awards and honors.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.