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Summary

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.

Subject

  • Powers, Peter G
  • Office of the General Counsel

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • 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

Date

July 2, 1964

Topic

  • New Programs
  • Appointments
  • Law and legislation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Lawyers
  • Museums
  • Museums--Law and legislation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

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