Webb, James Edwin (10/07/1906-3/27/1992)

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  • Occupation: U.S. official and administrator, notably the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Committees/Roles: Executive committee, 1970-1982 and Chairman, executive committee, 3/21/1972-1982. Member, Ad Hoc Investment Policy Committee, 1970-1971.


  • Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent
  • United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Images of this Regent can be found in the following repositories: Record Unit 95 and Record Unit 371, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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District of Columbia

Short Legal Citation

84 Stat. 217 (1970), S.J. Res. No. 193


  • Webb was appointed Regent Emeritus upon the expiration of his second term. Information about his role as a regent can be found in: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," November 1982, p. 1.
  • International Year Book and Statesmen's Who Who. 1978 edition. West Sussex, England: Kelly's Directories, 1979; Political Profiles. "The Kennedy Years." Edited by Nelson Lichtenstein. New York: Facts on File, 1976; Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. 1975 edition. Volume 2: "Directors and Executives." New York: Standard & Poor's Corp., 1975; Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia. Second edition. Edited by David Crystal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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


Regent Tenure: 05/18/1970-06/21/1982


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