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Peter G. Powers is appointed the first General Counsel at the Smithsonian, to handle the Institution's legal concerns. Powers directed the Office of General Counsel until his retirement in 1995.


  • Powers, Peter G
  • Office of the General Counsel


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Prior to Powers' appointment, the Smithsonian used the services of the general counsel for the National Gallery of Art for their litigation.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, Biographical File, Powers, Peter G.; Record Unit 99, Office of the Secretary, Records, Box 91, Folder: General Counsel: General

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@Office of the Secretary, Records, si.edu


July 2, 1964


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