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John Gray Appointed Director of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
From the National Museum of American History:
The National Museum of American History announced Tuesday, the appointment of John Gray as the Elizabeth MacMillan Director. Gray was the founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, which consolidated the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles with Colorado’s Women of the West Museum and the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles. He retired from his position in 2010.
Prior to his involvement with the Autry National Center, Gray spent 25 years in commercial banking. He has a bachelor’s degree from C.W. Post College at Long Island University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado. He is currently enrolled in the master’s program in Eastern classics from Saint John’s College in Santa Fe.
The NMAH press release is available by clicking here.