John Gray Named Director of the National Museum of American History

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

  • Effective as of July 23, 2012, John L. Gray becomes the National Museum of American History's (NMAH) Director. Gray fills the position after the retirement of Brent Glass in August 2011. Gray comes to the NMAH after retiring from the Autry National Center of the American West, a consolidation of three cultural organizations in Los Angeles and Denver which he founded, in 2010.
  • Prior to his work with the Autry National Center of the American West, Gray spent 25 years in commercial banking, serving as executive vice president of First Interstate Bank of California in Los Angeles from 1987 until 1996. He worked for the Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., from 1997 to 1999, when he moved back to the West Coast to serve as President and CEO of the Autry Museum. Gray obtained his bachelor's degree from C.W. Post College at Long Island University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado. In the summer of 2012, Gray earned his master's degree in Eastern classics from Saint John's College in Santa Fe.

Subject

  • Gray, John L 1949-
  • Glass, Brent D
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Autry National Center

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

SI Email Announcements, "Message from the Secretary: John Gray Named Director of the American History Museum, May 8, 2012."

Contact information

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

Date

May 8, 2012

Topic

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

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Full Record

View Full Record