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Regents Meeting, 1954

First Meeting of the SI Board of Regents Closes

 

First Meeting of the SI Board of Regents Closes

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Year: 
1846
Month: 
september
Day: 
9
Date: 
Wed, 1846-09-09
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The first meeting of the fifteen-member Smithsonian Board of Regents is concluded on September 9, 1846.  Members of the board include: the Vice President of the United States, Chief Justice, and the Mayor of the City of Washington, all ex officio members; three members each of the U.S. Senate and House; and six citizen members. Four committees are established, an Executive Committee, a committee to prepare a plan to carry out the provisions of the Act of Organization, a committee to investigate formation of a library, and a Building Committee.