Dailey Appointed NASM Director

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General John R. Dailey becomes Director of the National Air and Space Museum. After a career in the Marine Corps, he was a deputy associate administrator at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He replaces Donald D. Engen, who died in 1999.


  • Dailey, John R
  • Engen, Donald Davenport 1924-
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • United States Marine Corps


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Neufeld, Michael, and Alex Spencer, eds. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2010, p. 307

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January 1, 2000


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