Boggs Appointed Regent

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Rep. Corrine (Lindy) Boggs is appointed to the Board of Regents, the first woman appointed to the Board. She succeeds Rep. Sidney Yates who resigned his seat on the Board. She resigns in 1978.


  • Boggs, Lindy 3/13/1916-7/27/2013
  • Yates, Sidney Richard 1909-
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch, 4/1977, p. 1
  • Torch, 9/1978, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977, p. 7

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March 4, 1977


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