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September 8 George M. Douglas

SI Board of Regents Elects George M. Dallas as First Chancellor

 

SI Board of Regents Elects George M. Dallas as First Chancellor

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Year: 
1846
Month: 
september
Day: 
8
Date: 
Tue, 1846-09-08
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On September 8, 1846, Vice President George M. Dallas is elected the first Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents. He became a member of the Board of Regents ex officio on 10 August 1846 when the Institution was created.