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Alexander Wetmore Becomes SI's Sixth Secretary

 

Alexander Wetmore Becomes SI's Sixth Secretary

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Year: 
1945
Month: 
january
Day: 
12
Date: 
Fri, 1945-01-12
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Alexander Wetmore is elected the sixth Secretary on 12 January 1945 by the Board of Regents and serves a seven year term from 1945 to1952.  A noted ornithologist, he had been associated with the Institution since 1924, when he served for a short time as director of the National Zoological Park. He had also served as Assistant Secretary in charge of the U.S. National Museum.