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PUBLIC LAW 90-637-OCT. 24, 1968
DECLARATION O F POLICY
SEC. 2. The Congress hereby finds and declares— (1) that a living institution expressing the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson would be an appropriate memorial to his accomplishments as the twenty-eighth President of the United States, a distinguished scholar, an outstanding university president, and a brilliant advocate of international understanding; (2) that the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Commission, created by joint resolution of Congress, recommended that an International Center for Scholars be constructed in the District of Columbia in the area north of the proposed Market Square as part of the Nation's memorial to Woodrow Wilson; (3) that such a center, symbolizing and strengthening the fruitful relation between the world of learning and the world of public affairs, would be a suitable memorial to the spirit of Woodrow Wilson; and (4) that the establishment of such a center would be consonant with the purposes of the Smithsonian Institution, created by Congress in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men."
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9 Stat. 102.
THE CENTER A N D THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEC. 3. (a) There is hereby established in the Smithsonian Institu- in^^°°^i°Z,T^^° tion a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a center fo"' Board of Trustees of the Center (hereinafter referred to as the ~J]°^g"g' f°^^^ °^ "Center" and the "Board"), whose duties it shall be to maintain and center^^ ° administer the Center and site thereof and to execute such other Establishment. functions as are vested in the Board by this Act. (b) The Board of Trustees shall be composed of fifteen members as Membership. follows: (1) the Secretary of State; (2) the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare; (3) the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities; (4) the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; (5) the Librarian of Congress; (6) the Archivist of the United States; (7) one appointed by the President from time to time from within the Federal Government; and (8) eight appointed by the President from private life. (c) Each member of the Board of Trustees specified in paragraphs (1) through (7) of subsection (b) may df^signate another official to serve on the Board of Trustees in his stead. (d) Each member of the Board of Trustees appointed under para- '^^™graph (8) of subsection (b) shall serve for a term of six years from the expiration of his predecessor's term; except that (1) any trustee apjxnnted to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term tor which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term, and (2) the terms of office of the trustees first taking office shall begin on the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall expire as designated at the time of appointment, two at the end of two years, three at the end of four years, and thi-ee at the end of six years. No trustee of the Board chosen from private life