Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham (05/03/1816-01/02/1892)

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  • Committees/Roles: Meigs served on the United States National Museum Building Committee (now the Arts and Industries Building), as consulting engineer.
  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Occupation: Army officer, civil engineer


  • Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Building Committee
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Smithsonian Board of Regents

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

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District of Columbia

Short Legal Citation

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; 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.
  • See Smithsonian Annual Report for 1885 and William The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History, 1835-1899, p.970.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


Regent Tenure: 12/26/1885-12/1891


  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Cvil Engineering
  • Regents
  • Civil engineering


Washington (D.C.)



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