Sherman, William Tecumseh (02/08/1820-02/14/1891)

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  • Occupation: Soldier, civil engineer
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Committees/Roles: Sherman served as chair of the Building Committee for the United States National Museum Building, now the Arts and Industries Building.


  • Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Building Committee
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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District of Columbia

Short Legal Citation

  • 16 Stat. 593 (1871), Res. No. 20
  • 18 Stat. (pt. 3) 523 (1875), J. Res. No. 1
  • 20 Stat. 249 (1878), Res. No. 15
  • 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, 1608-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.
  • See SI Annual Report for 1884, p. xvii for end date of Meigs' tenure as Regent.

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Regent Tenure: 2/2/1871-1874; 3/25/1878-3/25/1885


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