Burger is Awarded Smithson Medal

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Chief Justice Warren Burger is awarded the James Smithson Medal at the Board of Regents' dinner. Burger, who left the Board when he retired from the Supreme Court, is named Chancellor Emeritus, the first such title designation.


  • Burger, Warren E. 1907-
  • Board of Regents
  • James Smithson Medal
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," October 1986, p. 1.

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September 14, 1986


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