Gray, Asa (11/18/1810-01/30/1888)

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  • Number of Terms: 3
  • Occupation: Botanist
  • Committees/Roles: Botanist


  • Gray, Asa 1810-1888
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent


Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Images of this Regent can be found in the following repositories: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Harvard University Portrait Collection; RU 95, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Short Legal Citation

  • 18 Stat. (pt. 3) 285 (1874), J. Res. No. 3
  • 21 Stat. 299 (1881), J. Res. No. 2
  • 24 Stat. 339 (1886), J. Res. No. 2


American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936; Dictionary of American Medical Biography. Lives of eminent physicians of the United States and Canada, from the earliest times. By Howard A. Kelly and Walter L. Burrage. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1928. Reprint. Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Longwood Press, 1979; Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Volumes I-XIV. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970-1976; 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: 01/19/1874-01/30/1888


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