James Tyler Appointed Acting Director, NMNH

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Summary

Ichthyologist James C. Tyler is appointed acting director of the National Museum of Natural History, upon the resignation of Richard Fiske, who wished to return to research. Tyler serves for several months until Robert S. Hoffmann is appointed director. In 1988, after Hoffmann is appointed Assistant Secretary for Science, Tyler again serves as acting director. He also served as acting director of the National Air and Space Museum from 1986 to 1987.

Subject

  • Fiske, Richard S
  • Tyler, James C. 1935-
  • Hoffmann, Robert S
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Air and Space Museum

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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, pp. 60, 232.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," March 1985, p. 1.

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

Date

1985

Topic

  • Zoology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Museum directors
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Zoologists

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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