Pell, Claiborne de Borda (11/22/1918-1/1/2009)

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  • Occupation: Businessman, U.S. Senator, diplomat
  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Committees/Roles: Pell was a strong advocate for creating a center for museum object conservation research and training, now the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.


  • Pell, Claiborne 1918-
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Senator
  • Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
  • Democrat Regents
  • Museum Conservation Institute


Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type

Senator (Democrat)


Rhode Island


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the one hundredth Congresses, March 4, 1789 to January 3, 1989, inclusive). Bicentennial Edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989; International Who's Who, 53rd edition, 1989-1990. London: Europa Publications, 1989.

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Regent Tenure: 01/24/1977-03/02/1978


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  • Politicians
  • Diplomacy
  • Diplomats
  • Regents
  • Rhode Island


  • Rhode Island
  • United States



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