Baird Elected Permanent Secretary of AAAS

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Summary

Spencer F. Baird is elected to the position of Permanent Secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for the first 3 year term. On August 20, AAAS members voted to create this position with a term of 3 years and a salary of $300 per annum. The duties of the position are to compile for publication all proceedings or transactions of the Association, to superintend the publication, and to conduct the correspondence.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

"Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science," no. 4, Cambridge, p. 1850, p. 16.

Contact information

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

Date

August 23, 1850

Topic

  • Professional associations
  • Secretaries
  • Museums
  • Museum publications

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