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Mrs. Obama agrees to chair first ladies' library

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August 3, 2009 01:08 PM EST | AP


WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is becoming an honorary chairwoman of the National First Ladies' Library.

She joins her predecessors, all of whom are serving as honorary chairwomen of the institution dedicated to the history of America's first ladies and their contributions to society.

The library, based in Canton, Ohio, announced Mrs. Obama's new role on Monday.