Julian Euell Appointed Assistant Secretary




Date: 1974


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Julian T. Euell (1929- ) is appointed Assistant Secretary for Public Service, by Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, replacing William W. Warner. He had served as Acting Assistant Secretary in 1972-1973. The first African American to serve as an Assistant Secretary of the Institution, Euell serves until 1982. He is succeeded by Ralph C. Rinzler. A jazz bassist, he develops programs in jazz history at the Institution. After leaving the Smithsonian, Euell works at the Oakland Museum and Louis Armstrong House.


  • Euell, Julian T
  • Rinzler, Ralph
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Warner, William W
  • Assistant Secretary for Public Service
  • Oakland Museum
  • Louis Armstrong House and Archives


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Image is the fifth anniversary of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum: Robert A. Brooks, Julian Euell (Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1972-1973), Stanley Anderson, and Walter Fauntroy, September 5, 1972. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: November 1972.
  • Smithsonian Year, 1974.

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