Small Will Be New Secretary of Smithsonian

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Newspaper article announces the selection of Lawrence M. Small, president of Fannie Mae and former vice-chairman of Citicorp/Citibank, as the new Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Small has served on the boards of the Marriott Corporation, Morehouse College, Chubb Insurance, the National Building Museum, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Msueum, Joffrey Ballet and Brown University. Small was selected by the Smithsonian's Board of Regents to succeed I. Michael Heyman as head of the world's largest museum complex. A regent is quoted as saying that "Larry is considered one of the best managers in America." The author notes the job requires a deft political touch, as Heyman's tenure was marked by a number of controversies, such as the Enola Gay exhibition.


  • Small, Lawrence M
  • Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011
  • Board of Regents
  • Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)


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Article appeared in the newspaper's Style section.

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The Washington Post (Newspaper)

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September 13, 1999


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  • Smithsonian Institution
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