Mello Becomes Acting Director, NMNH

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James F. Mello becomes acting director, National Museum of Natural History, to replace Porter Kier, who resigned on that date. Mello had been deputy director.


  • Kier, Porter M
  • Mello, James F. 1936-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch, 6/1979, p. 3
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1979, p. 18

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


June 1, 1979


  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
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  • Resignations
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
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