James Douglas Appointed Director of Office of Human Resources

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James D. Douglas is appointed director of the Office of Human Resources at the Smithsonian, replacing Carolyn Jones who resigned earlier in 2004. Douglas joined the staff of the Smithsonian in 1977 as a staff member in the Office of Personnel Administration specializing in Labor and Employee Relations. He later received a law degree and transferred to the Office of the General Counsel in 1985, serving as Acting General Counsel in 1996. He was appointed Deputy General Counsel in 1996.


  • Douglas, James D
  • Jones, Carolyn E
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of the General Counsel


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Biographical File, R.U. 7098, Folder: Douglas, James E., Item: SI Email Announcement, 7/30/2004.
  • Smithsonian "Torch," 04-09, September 2004, p. 1.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


July 30, 2004


  • Directors
  • Personnel management
  • Lawyers

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