Secretary Emeritus Abbot Dies

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Charles Greeley Abbot, fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian (1928-1944), SI employee since June 1895, dies in suburban Maryland at the age of 101.


Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872


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  • Torch, 1/4/1974, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1974, p. 17

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December 17, 1973


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