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Dr. Murray Gell-Mann, by Unknown, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-2396.

August 31, 1974

Dr. Murray Gell-Mann, theoretical physicist, is named to the Board of Regents, succeeding Crawford H. Greenewalt, who resigned as a citizen member. Gell-Mann had served on the Smithsonian Council since 1969.More

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