Smithsonian taps former U of I President David Skorton as its new leader

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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) A heart doctor and Ivy League university president who also plays the saxophone and flute has been named the next leader of the Smithsonian Institution, combining his love of the arts and sciences at the world's largest museum and research complex.

The Smithsonian Board of Regents selected Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton, 64, on Monday after a six-month search to replace Secretary Wayne Clough, who plans to retire at the end of the year. Skorton is set to start in July 2015, and board members are looking at options for filling the post in the interim.

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