James Hemphill is Special Assistant to the Director of the Federal Register, a position he has held since 1995. He joined the National Archives and Records Administration as Executive Assistant to the Archivist in 1991 and previously served as Deputy Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries. Mr. Hemphill began his career in government in the United States Senate where he served on the staff of Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Oregon) for 17 years, twelve of them as Executive Assistant to the Senator. Mr. Hemphill has a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Public Policy from the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland. Jim and his wife have four children and live in Maryland.