Secretary Wetmore Retires

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Summary

Secretary Alexander Wetmore retires on December 31, 1952, after a seven year term as the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian. On January 2, 1953, Leonard Carmichael takes over the Secretaryship.

Subject

  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Yochelson, Ellis L. The National Museum of Natural History: 75 Years in the Natural History Building. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985., p. 10
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1953, p. 1

Contact information

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

Date

December 31, 1952

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Appointments
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Retirement
  • Secretariats

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