A. R. Kellogg Named Director, USNM

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A. Remington Kellogg is named the first Director of the United States National Museum (term of service: 1948-1962). Prior to becoming director, Kellogg served in the Division of Mammals, beginning in 1928 as assistant curator, and becoming curator in 1941.


  • Kellogg, Remington 1893-1969
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Previously, the Secretary was ex officio the Director. Heads of the United States National Museum previous to Kellogg held various titles.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 22.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1963. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1964, p. 21-22.

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May 1948


  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Animals
  • Museums
  • Mammals
  • Museum directors


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