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Jul 5 Spencer Fullerton Baird

Jul 5 Regents Approve Spencer Baird as Assistant Secretary

 

Jul 5 Regents Approve Spencer Baird as Assistant Secretary

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Year: 
1850
Month: 
july
Day: 
5
Date: 
Fri, 1850-07-05
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The Board of Regents approves Secretary Joseph Henry's nomination of Spencer Fullerton Baird as Assistant Secretary in the Department of Natural History to take charge of the Museum as "Keeper of the Cabinet" and to assist with publications. Baird, a naturalist, previously taught at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The initial salary for his position is $1,500 per annum.