Lawrence Small Becomes 11th Secretary of Smithsonian

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Lawrence M. Small is sworn in by Chief Justice William Rehnquist as the 11th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, succeeding I. Michael Heyman, who retired in December of 1999.


  • Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011
  • Rehnquist, William H. 10/1/1924-9/3/2005
  • Small, Lawrence M


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, The Torch, No. 00-2, February 2000, p. 1.
  • Trescott, Jacqueline, "Team Player: Lawrence Small Knows Finances, But That's Not the Richest Part of the Experience He Brings to the Smithsonian," The Washington Post, January 25, 2000.

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


January 24, 2000


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