Porter Kier Appointed Director, NMNH

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Summary

Invertebrate paleontologist Porter M. Kier is appointed director of the National Museum of Natural History. He succeeds Richard S. Cowan. Kier serves as director until May 30, 1979, when assistant director James Mello is appointed acting director.

Subject

  • Cowan, Richard S (Richard Sumner) 1921-
  • Kier, Porter M
  • Mello, James F. 1936-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 5, p. 60.

Contact information

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

Date

January 14, 1973

Topic

  • Paleontologists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Museum directors
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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