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Washington's power set welcomes new Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton

Sep 11, 2015 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

The District's rich and powerful - from ambassadors to arts leaders - welcomed Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton at an understated affair Thursday evening that served as his official coming out party.

The reception, where Skorton (missing his trademark bowtie, on wife Robin Davisson's orders) greeted leaders of business, education, media, and law, was the Smithsonian chief's first major public event. At a staff picnic on June 30, the physician and former president of Cornell Univer...