An act authorizing the Chancellor of the Smithsonian Institution to appoint an Acting Secretary in certain cases

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In case of the death, resignation, sickness, or absence of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents shall be authorized to appoint an Acting Secretary.


  • Board of Regents
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 20 Stat. 264
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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20 Stat. 264 (1879); ch. 21 (Book)

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


  • 1879
  • 01/24/1879


  • Secretaries
  • Delegation of authority


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 264

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