Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: Biographical Notices by William Jones Rhees

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An alphabetical listing of 129 Regents with state affiliation, dates of appointment, and, if applicable, reelection, dates and places of birth, education, military experience and prominent positions held.


  • Dallas, George Mifflin 1792-1864
  • Fillmore, Millard 1800-1874
  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • Chase, Salmon Portland
  • Waite, Morrison R (Morrison Remick) 1816-1888
  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Garfield, James A (James Abram) 1831-1881
  • Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891
  • Bancroft, George 1800-1891
  • Gray, Asa 1810-1888
  • Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
  • Welling, James C (James Clarke) 1825-1894
  • Fuller, Melville Weston 1833-1910
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents


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Also includes portraits of Chancellors George Mifflin Dallas, Millard Fillmore, Roger Brooke Taney, Salmon Portland Chase, Morrison Remick Waite, and Melville Weston Fuller, Regents Robert Dale Owen, James Abram Garfield, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Bancroft, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz and James Clarke Welling.

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The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of its First Half Century (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,





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pp. 80-114

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