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Since 1954 the attendance at the Executive Committee (Permanent Committee) meetings has consisted of the three members of the Executive Committee, the Chancellor, and the Secretary. In view of the election of the new Chief Justice of the United States as Chancellor of the Smithsonian Institution, the following motion was recommended:

Suggested Motion: VOTED that the Board of Regents approves the election of the Chancellor to the Executive Committee (Permanent Committee). [[handwritten in right margin]] Chancellor Burger [[/handwritten in right margin]]

The Secretary explained that the additional meeting being held this fall is to give the Regents an opportunity to consider a series of presentations on the various programs of the Institution. This year the emphasis is on the National Zoological Park.

The Committee noted that legislation (H. R. 13955) to provide three additional citizen regents had been reported out favorably by the Committee on House Administration. It was noted also that [[handwritten underline]] Senator Pell [[/handwritten underline]] of the Senate [[handwritten in right margin]] Pell [[/handwritten in right margin]] Committee on Rules and Administration had joined with the Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration in a joint hearing on this and several other bills.

It was further noted that on January 15, 1969, the Regents voted that upon enactment of this legislation (H. R. 13955) the Chancellor is authorized to appoint a Nominating Committee which will present a list of candidates to the full Board for their consideration. Accordingly, the appointment of a Nominating Committee will be brought to the attention of the Chancellor upon the enactment of the recommended legislation.

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