Ripleys Receive Honors

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Summary

At a formal dinner held by the Board of Regents at the National Air and Space Museum, just prior to his retirement, Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley is inducted into the Order of James Smithson and Mrs. Mary Livingston Ripley receives the Joseph Henry Medal. Vice-President George Bush announced that Ripley would be receiving the President's Medal of Freedom.

Subject

  • Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Bush, George 1924-
  • Board of Regents
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Order of James Smithson

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 35.

Contact information

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

Date

September 16, 1984

Topic

  • Honor
  • Secretariats
  • Awards
  • Secretaries
  • Joseph Henry Medal
  • Retirement
  • Medals

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