Clifford Elected Acting Chancellor

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Summary

At a special meeting of the Board of Regents, Justice Nathan Clifford, acting Chief Justice, is elected acting Chancellor. He replaces Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase, who had died. When Morrison R. Waite was appointed Chief Justice on May 5, 1874, he replaced Clifford as Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents.

Subject

  • Chase, Salmon Portland
  • Clifford, Nathan 1803-1881
  • Waite, Morrison R (Morrison Remick) 1816-1888
  • Board of Regents
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, pp. 64, 86, 838.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1873, p. 148.

Contact information

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

Date

December 19, 1873

Topic

  • Deaths
  • Judges

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