Dallas, George Mifflin (07/10/1792-12/31/1864)

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  • Occupation: Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senator, diplomat
  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Committees/Roles: Committees/Roles: Ex-officio as Vice President of the United States; Elected Chancellor on 09/08/1846, at first Regents' meeting. On 09/08/1846, appointed to the Committee on Buildings. 12/01/1846, appointed to Committee on the Annual Report to Congress. Ad hoc committees: Committee to thank Dr. Robert Hare on 12/20/1848, and Committee to report on the accident in the Smithsonian building on 03/02/1850.


  • Dallas, George Mifflin 1792-1864
  • Hare, Robert 1781-1858
  • Board of Regents
  • United States. Office of the Vice President
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents Committee on Buildings
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees
  • Smithsonian Year
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Early History
  • United States Congress
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)


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Images of this Regent can be found in the following repositories: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; United States Capitol; Princeton University; Masonic Temple, Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Pennsylvania; United States Courthouse; Historical Society of Pennsylvania;Polk House; RU 95, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Vice President (Democrat)


American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.; Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the ninety-first Congress Mark 4, 1789, to January 3, 1971, inclusive). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971; Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936; Who Was Who in America. A component volume of "Who's Who in American History." Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.

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Regent Tenure: 08/10/1846-03/04/1849


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