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[83 STAT. 823]
[83 STAT. 823]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

83 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 91-175-DEC. 30, 1969

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use of information, services, facilities, officers, and employees thereof in carrying out the provisions of this section; (9) may accept money, funds, property, and services of every ^^'^^^' ^""""^P^' kind by gift, device, bequest, grant, or otherwise, and make advances, grants, and loans to any individual, corporation, or other body of persons, whether withm or without the United States of America, or to any government or governmental agency, domestic or foreign, when deemed advisable by the Institute in furtherance of its purposes; (10) may sue and be sued, complain, and defend, in its corporate name in any court of competent jurisdiction; and (11) shall have such other powers as may be necessary and incident to carrying out its powers and duties under this section. (f) Upon termination of the corporate life of the Institute all of its assets shall be liquidated and, unless otherwise provided by Congress, shall be transferred to the United States Treasury as the property of the United States. (g) The management of the Institute shall be vested in a board of ^^"^'^'^ °^ directors (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Board") com- Appointment by posed of seven members appointed by the President, by and with the President. advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom he shall designate to serve as Chairman of the Board and one of whom he shall designate to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board. Four members of the Board shall be appointed from private life. Three members of the Board shall be appointed from among officers or employees of agencies of the United States concerned with inter-American affairs. Members of the Board shall be appointed for terms of six years, except that of the members first appointed two shall be appointed for terms of two years and two shall be appointed for terms of four years, as designated by the President at the time of their appointment. A member of the Board appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of such term; but upon the expiration of his term of office a member shall continue to serve until his successor is appointed and shall have qualified. Members of the Board shall be eligible for reappointment. (h) Members of the Board shall serve without additional compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses not in excess of $50 per day, and for transportation expenses, while engaged in their duties on behalf of the corporation. (i) The Board shall direct the exercise of all the powers of the Institute. (j) The Board may prescribe, amend, and repeal bylaws, rules, and regulations governing the manner in which the business of the Institute may be conducted and in which the powers granted to it by law may be exercised and enjoyed. A majority of the Board shall be required as a quorum. (k) I n furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred upon it, the Board may appoint such committees for the carrying out of the work of the Institute as the Board finds to be for the best interests of the Institute, each committee to consist of two or more members of the Board, which committees, together with officers and agents duly authorized by the Board and to the extent provided by the Board, shall have and may exercise the powers of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of the Institute.