Gibson Appointed to Board of Regents

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The President pro tempore of the Senate (John J. Ingalls) appoints Senator Randall Lee Gibson (LA) to the Board of Regents, "under the provision of the Revised Statutes relating to that Institution" in place of Samuel Bell Maxey (TX) whose term of office had expired.


  • Gibson, Randall Lee 1832-1892
  • Ingalls, John James 1833-1900
  • Maxey, S. B (Samuel Bell) 1825-1895
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress Senate


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Rhees, William Jones, ed. and comp. Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to its Origin and History, 1835-1899. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 43. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1901. p. 1109.
  • Gibson was appointed to the Board of Regents in 1889.

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December 19, 1887


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