Cowan Appointed Director of NMNH

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Summary

Richard S. Cowan is appointed director of the National Museum of Natural History, succeeding Dr. T. Dale Stewart, who left to accept the position of senior scientist in the Division of Physical Anthropology. Cowan joined the Smithsonian staff in 1957 as assistant curator in the Department of Botany, NMNH. He leaves the directorship in 1972, and retires from the position of Senior Scientist in September 1985.

Subject

  • Cowan, Richard S (Richard Sumner) 1921-
  • Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Botany

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," December 1965, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," December 1987, p. 6.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 16.

Contact information

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

Date

1965

Topic

  • Botany
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Retirement
  • Museum directors
  • Botanists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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