Military Selective Service Act

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Military Selective Service Act
Great Seal of the United States.
Other short title(s)
  • Elston Act
  • Selective Service Act of 1948
Long titleAn Act to provide for the common defense by increasing the strength of the armed forces of the United States, including the reserve components thereof, and for other purposes.
Enacted by the 80th United States Congress
EffectiveJune 24, 1948
Citations
Public Law80-759
Stat.62 Stat. 604, Chapter 625
Codification
Title(s) amended50 U.S.C.: War and National Defense
U.S.C. sections created50 U.S.C. Appendix §§ 451-473
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S. 2655 by Robert Taft (ROH), Charles Elston (ROH)
  • Passed the Senate on June 9, 1948 (78-10)
  • Passed the House on June 15, 1948 (329-61, in lieu of H.R. 6401)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on June 19, 1948; agreed to by the House on June 19, 1948 (259-136) and by the on
  • Signed into law by President Harry Truman on June 24, 1948
 
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Military Selective Service Act
Great Seal of the United States.
Other short title(s)
  • Elston Act
  • Selective Service Act of 1948
Long titleAn Act to provide for the common defense by increasing the strength of the armed forces of the United States, including the reserve components thereof, and for other purposes.
Enacted by the 80th United States Congress
EffectiveJune 24, 1948
Citations
Public Law80-759
Stat.62 Stat. 604, Chapter 625
Codification
Title(s) amended50 U.S.C.: War and National Defense
U.S.C. sections created50 U.S.C. Appendix §§ 451-473
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S. 2655 by Robert Taft (ROH), Charles Elston (ROH)
  • Passed the Senate on June 9, 1948 (78-10)
  • Passed the House on June 15, 1948 (329-61, in lieu of H.R. 6401)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on June 19, 1948; agreed to by the House on June 19, 1948 (259-136) and by the on
  • Signed into law by President Harry Truman on June 24, 1948

The Selective Service Act of 1948, also known as the Elston Act, was a major revision of the Articles of War of the United States enacted June 24, 1948 that established the current implementation of the Selective Service System.

History[edit]

The previous Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (STSA) was repealed by the Act of March 31, 1947, liquidated, and replaced by a new and distinct Selective Service System established by this Act.[1]

It has had amendments, extensions, and changes of name since 1948, including:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States v. Groupp, 459 F.2d 178, at para 4 (1st Cir. 26 April 1972).
  2. ^ United States v. Groupp, 459 F.2d 178, footnote 6 at para 4 (1st Cir. 26 April 1972).

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