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Secretary Robert McCormick Adams (1926- ) announces that his anticipated retirement is in late 1994. The ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian, Adams served from 1984 to 1994. He is succeeded by I. Michael Heyman on September 19, 1994.


  • Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018
  • Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, Folder Adams, Robert McC., Memorandum to All Smithsonian Employees from Robert McC. Adams, September 13, 1993.

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September 13, 1993


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