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160: “An Esteemed Visitor
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (left) with Dr. David Velinsky, Vice President of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research.
An Esteemed Visitor
On October 19, 2010, a very special guest was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Accompanied by seven federal marshals, Justice Breyer was shown highlights from the Library and several laboratories and research areas. He even contributed a fingernail clipping to the Patrick Center for chemical analysis.
“It was a treat for me to see the Academy,” Justice Breyer said after his visit. “What a marvelous institution! From Jefferson’s bones to the blue butterflies, the tour was filled with interest. Thank you very much.”
What is behind the scenes at the Academy?