Pearce, James Alfred (12/14/1805-12/20/1862)

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Summary

  • Occupation: Politician, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator
  • Number of Terms: 4
  • Committees/Roles: Permanent Committees: Elected to take the place of Mr. Owen on the Executive Committee on 12/22/1847. Ad Hoc Committees: Elected to the Committee to introduce a bill to Congress to fill Mr. Rush's vacancy on 12/17/1847; Committee to thank Dr. Robert Hare on 12/20/1848; Committee on copyright on 02/09/1850; Committee to report on the accident that occurred in the Institution's building on 03/02/1850.

Subject

  • Pearce, James Alfred
  • Hare, Robert 1781-1858
  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Senator
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Early History
  • Board of Regents Executive Committee
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees
  • Opposition Party (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Whig Party (U.S.)

Category

Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent images can be seen at

Images of this Regent can be found in the following repositories: State of Maryland; RU 95, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Regent type

Senator (Whig, Opposition, Democrat)

State

Maryland

Notes

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 March 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.

Contact information

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

Date

Regent Tenure: 02/22/1847-12/20/1862

Topic

  • Copyright
  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Gifts
  • Accidents
  • Regents

Place

  • United States
  • Maryland

Form/Genre

  • Board of Regents
  • Biographies

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