Lenox, Walter (08/17/1817-07/16/1874)

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  • Occupation: Attorney, politician
  • Committees/Roles: Ex-officio as mayor of city of Washington, D.C. Permanent Committees: Elected to the Building Committee to replace William W. Seaton on 07/05/1850. Ad Hoc Committee: Elected to the committee to look into and report on placing a bell in one of the towers of the Smithsonian Institution building.
  • Number of Terms: 1


  • Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866
  • Lenox, Walter 1817-1874
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Towers
  • Board of Regents Committee on Buildings
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Early History
  • Board of Regents
  • District of Columbia. Mayor


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"Walter Lenox, the Thirteenth Mayor of the City of Washington," Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 1917, 20:167-193.

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Regent Tenure: 06/1850-06/1852


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