Langley & Goode Appointed Asst. Secretaries
The Board of Regents approves Secretary Spencer F. Baird's appointments of Samuel P. Langley as Assistant Secretary in charge of exchanges, publications, and the library, and George Brown Goode as Assistant Secretary in charge of the National Museum. Although Goode keeps up with his scientific work in ichthyology, his forte is as a synthesizer of science. He is one of the first historians of American science and museums. Later that same year, Langley succeeds Baird as the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
January 12, 1887