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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1802

    Library of Congress

    librarian and Joint Committee

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1802

    President Thomas Jefferson played an important role in establishing the structure of the Library of Congress. On January 26, 1802, he signed a bill that allowed the president to appoint the librarian of Congress and establishing a Joint Committee on the Library to regulate and oversee it. The new law also extended borrowing privileges to the president and vice president.




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