Installation of Dr. David J. Skorton, 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian

October 19, 2015
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David J. Skorton was installed as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution during a ceremony held today, Oct. 19, at the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall. The Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States and Chancellor of the Smithsonian, presided over the ceremony and presented Skorton with a ceremonial brass key that once opened one of the massive oak doors of the Smithsonian Castle.

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