Goode Named Commissioner of Fish & Fisheries

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Summary

President Grover Cleveland nominates George Brown Goode as Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries, upon the death of Spencer F. Baird. He accepts the office provisionally, from a sense of duty to the interests of the United States Fish Commission, but will decline the salaried and permanent appointment of Commissioner to resume his duties as Assistant Secretary of the National Museum.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Cleveland, Grover 1837-1908
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • United States Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States National Museum
  • United States President

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1888. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1890, p. 3.
  • Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 1106.

Contact information

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

Date

December 12, 1887

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Deaths
  • Assistant Secretaries

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