Charles Greeley Abbot was elected the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by the Board of Regents (16-year term: 1928-1944).
He first came to the Institution in 1895 as an aid at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory after receiving his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon Secretary Samuel P. Langley's death he had become director of the Astrophysical Observatory and in 1918 Assistant Secretary.
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