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13

Today in Smithsonian History: June 13, 1967

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. (Photographer unknown, as featured in the Torch, July 1967)

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. (Photographer unknown, as featured in the Torch, July 1967)

June 13, 1967 Secretary S. Dillon Ripley; Richard S. Minnich, SI safety officer; James C. Bradley, Assistant Secretary; Frank A. Taylor, director of the U.S. National Museum; Theodore H. Reed, director of the National Zoo; and Andrew Michaels, director of Facilities Services, visited the White House to receive the President’s 1966 Safety Award.

 


Posted: 13 June 2018
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