Secretary Ira Michael Heyman

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November 21, 2011
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Ira Michael Heyman (1930-2011), tenth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, seated, was elected at a May 25th, 1994 meeting of the Board of Regents. Heyman, a lawyer, was counselor to Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. He is also deputy assistant for policy at the Department of the Interior. He is best-known for his 10-year term (1980-1990) as chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley.