Rehnquist, William Hubbs (10/01/1924-9/3/2005)

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  • Occupation: Attorney, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the United States
  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Committees/Roles: Ex-officio as Chief Justice of the United States. Elected 16th Chancellor, January 1987. Executive Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.


  • Rehnquist, William H. 10/1/1924-9/3/2005
  • Board of Regents
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
  • Chief Justice of the United States
  • United States Supreme Court


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  • For information on his appointment to the Board of Regents, see "The Torch," January 1987.
  • Biographical Dictionary of the Federal Judiciary. Compiled by Harold Chase, Samuel Krislov, Keith O. Boyum, and Jerry N. Clark. Detroit: Gale Research, 1976; Congressional Directory. 93rd Congress, 2nd Session. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974; Directory of American Scholars. Seventh edition, Volume 4: Philosophy, Religion & Law; National Cyclopedia of American Biography. Volume 63. New York: James T. White & Co., 1984; Who's Who in America. 38th edition, 1974-1975. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1974; Who's Who in American Law. First edition. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1978.

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Regent Tenure: 09/26/1986-09/03/2005


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