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Seventh Secretary Leonard Carmichael Takes Office

 

Seventh Secretary Leonard Carmichael Takes Office

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Year: 
1953
Month: 
january
Day: 
2
Date: 
Fri, 1953-01-02
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Leonard B. Carmichael takes office as seventh Secretary of the Smithsonian, and he serves for eleven years, 1953-1964. He is the first Secretary selected from outside the Institution. For fourteen years prior to his appointment, he was president of Tufts College. As a physiological psychologist, Carmichael is the author of a standard manual of child psychology.