Ripleys Receive Honors

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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.


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


Chronology of Smithsonian History


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

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September 16, 1984


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

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