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Charles G. Abbot Retires as Secretary

Charles G. Abbot Retires as Secretary
Wetmore, Alexander
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
June 29, 1944
Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 60.
Annual Report for the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1945. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946, p. 7.
Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973) retires to devote himself to his researches in astrophysics and solar radiation. Appointed the fifth Secretary in 1928, he is the first Smithsonian Secretary not to die in office. On July 1, 1944, Assistant Secretary Alexander Wetmore is appointed Acting Secretary and he serves until January 12, 1945, when he is elected the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian by the Board of Regents. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Abbot had joined the staff of the Smithsonian in 1895.
Retirement, Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries, Appointments, Acting Secretaries, Major Events in Smithsonian History, Secretariats
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872, Wetmore, Alexander 1886-, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Board of Regents
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