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Regents Elect Charles Doolittle Walcott as Fourth Secretary

 

Regents Elect Charles Doolittle Walcott as Fourth Secretary

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Year: 
1907
Month: 
january
Day: 
23
Date: 
Wed, 1907-01-23
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Charles Doolittle Walcott is elected the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and serves a twenty year term from 1907 to 1927.  Walcott was a well-known paleontologist and explorer, who had succeeded John Wesley Powell as director of the U.S. Geological Survey.