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Public Papers - 1990 - November

Nomination of Susannah Simpson Kent To Be Director of the Institute of Museum Services


The President today announced his intention to nominate Susannah Simpson Kent, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the Institute of Museum Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. She would succeed Daphne Wood Murray.

Mrs. Kent has been involved with museums throughout her life. Her managerial, volunteer, and research experience includes work with history, natural history, and art museums, and also with nature centers and other environmental conservation organizations.

Mrs. Kent graduated from Smith College in 1957 with a B.A. in English. She pursued the study of economics at New York University before receiving her master of arts degree in American history from Yale University, where she also engaged in East Asian studies. Mrs. Kent is currently a master's degree candidate in museum studies at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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