Regent John Nicholas Brown Dies

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John Nicholas Brown, who was a Citizen Regent since 1957, dies at the age of 79. In 1975 he became the sixth individual to be presented with the Henry Medal.


  • Brown, John Nicholas 1900-
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • The "Torch" gives the date of his death as October 5.
  • Torch, 11/1979, p. 7
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980, p. 25

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


October 9, 1979


  • Awards
  • Deaths
  • Joseph Henry Medal

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