Swearing in of Secretary Leonard Carmichael

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Swearing in of the seventh Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Leonard Carmichael (1953-1964), with (l-r) Senator Clinton P. Anderson, Charles Greeley Abbot (fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1928-1944), Robert V. Fleming, Alexander Wetmore (sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1944-1952), Judge Harold M. Stephens (chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals), Leonard Carmichael, Vannevar Bush, and Representative Clarence Cannon at the induction ceremony held in the Board of Regents' Room of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle."


  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Fleming, Robert Vedder
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Stephens, Harold M (Harold Montelle)
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Cannon, Clarence
  • Bush, Vannevar 1890-1974
  • Anderson, Clinton Presba


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The caption on the reverse of the photograph spells the name of the judge "STEVENS," but the Annual Report for 1953 spells it "STEPHENS."

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder 3

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