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Regents Elect Charles Greeley Abbot as Fifth Secretary

 

Regents Elect Charles Greeley Abbot as Fifth Secretary

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Year: 
1928
Month: 
january
Day: 
10
Date: 
Tue, 1928-01-10
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Charles Greeley Abbot is elected the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by the Board of Regents and serves a sixteen year term from 1928 to 1944. He first came to the Institution in 1895 as an aid at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory after receiving his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon Secretary Samuel P. Langley's death he had become director of the Astrophysical Observatory and in 1918 Assistant Secretary.