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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED

AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1971

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES

JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington, Chairman
MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

BEN REIFEL, South Dakota
JOHN O. MARSH, JB., Virginia

JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania
JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

WENDELL WYATT, Oregon
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin 1

GEORGE E. EVANS, Staff A 8818tant

* Assigned to Subcommittee, February 20, 1970,

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts ODIN LANGEN, Minnesota WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

BEN REIFEL, South Dakota DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin TOM STEED, Oklahoma

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota NEAL SMITH, Iowa

LOUIS C. WYMAN, New Hampshire ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut

BURT L. TALCOTT, California JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington CHARLOTTE T. REID, Illinois JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

DONALD W. RIEGLE, JR., Michigan JOHN J. McFALL, California

WENDELL WYATT, Oregon W.R. HULL, JR., Missouri

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama
JEFFERY COHELAN, California

DEL CLAWSON, California
EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey
CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
JOHN O. MARSH, JR., Virginia
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
BOB CASEY, Texas
DAVID PRYOR, Arkansas
FRANK E. EVANS, Colorado
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin

PAUL M. Wilson, Clerk and Staj Director

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGEN

CIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1971

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1970. Mrs. HANSEN. The committee will come to order. We have the pririlege this morning of hearing from our very distinguished colleagues, the Members of the House of Representatives and other interested individuals and organizations, who are appearing in behalf of various items in or relative to the budget.

THE WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS

WITNESSES

HON. HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES,

WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS BENJAMIN H. READ, DIRECTOR, WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS

Mrs. Hansen. This morning we have our very distinguished former Vice President, Mr. Hubert H. Humphrey, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Please insert your statement in the record and summarize it for us, Mr. Vice President.

(Mr. Humphrey's full statement follows:) I appreciate the opportunity to appear today as chairman of the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to review with the committee the progress and plans of the center to date and to present our estimates and request for appropriations needed in the coming fiscal year

to permit this new presidential memorial institution to open next October as Il presently planned.

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Let me trace briefly the origins of the center. In response to a joint resolution of the Congress, President Kennedy appointed the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Commission in October of 1961 to plan the Nation's memorial to Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States In its final report to the President and the Congress in 1966, the Commission recommended that the Wilson memorial include a center for scholars in downtown Washington. The Commission's proposal was considered, expanded upon, and endorsed by then Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. John W. Gardner, and the President's Temporary Commission on Pemisylvania Avenue in 1967. Legislation to create the Center was introduced and passed in the 90th Congress.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was established by act of Congress approved October 24, 1968, to be "a living institution expressing the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson *** symbolizing and strengthening the fruitful relation between the world of learning and the world of public affairs." A copy of the statute (Public Law 90-637) accompanies this statement as attachment E. The Center was placed in the Smithsonian Institution under the administration of a 15-man, Presidential Board of Trustees, eight to be chosen from private life and seven from executive branch positions. The trustees of the Center were appointed subsequently by President Johnson and President

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