Clark, Jeannine Smith (10/05/1928-10/4/2018)

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  • Occupation: Educator
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Committees/Roles: Member and Chair, Audit and Review Committee, 1985-1994, serving as Chair, 1994; Personnel Committee of the Audit and Review Committee, 1989-1994; Clark chaired the Cultural Education Committee, established in 1987, to consider questions of representation of minorities and sensitivity to cultural pluralism in the Smithsonian's exhibit programs. Was appointed Chair of the National Portrait Gallery Commission in 1989.


  • Clark, Jeannine Smith 1928-2018
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent
  • Board of Regents Audit and Review Committee
  • Board of Regents Audit and Review Committee. Personnel Committee


Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type



District of Columbia

Short Legal Citation

  • 97 Stat. 493 (1983)
  • 103 Stat. 1327 (1989)


  • For additional information, see "The Torch," October 1983. Clark was the only African-American member of the Board at that time and the third woman to serve on the Board of Regents.
  • Who's Who in American Politics. Seventh edition, 1979-1980. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1979.

Contact information

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


Regent Tenure: 8/26/1983-1994


  • Women
  • History
  • Educators
  • Regents
  • Women--History
  • African Americans


Washington (D.C.)



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