Secretary Ripley with President Johnson, by Unknown, 1967, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, President Lyndon Baines Johnson presents a plaque symbolizing the Smithsonian Institution's 1966 Safety Award to eighth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1964-1984) S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001) at the White House on June 13, 1967. In the background are representatives of the other two winning agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of the Navy..