National Affairs: Smithsonian's Stone

The Smithsonian Institution, established in Washington 84 years ago through a $508,000 legacy from the illegitimate son of the first Duke of Northumberland, for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men," is governed by a chancellor and a board of regents. The chancellor is always the Chief Justice of the U. S. In addition to three Senators and three Representatives, the board of regents is composed of six citizens, most honorable and learned. Such a citizen board member was Charles Evans Hughes until his appointment as Chief Justice automatically advanced him to...

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