Semester

Spring

Date of Graduation

1953

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Type

MA

College

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Department

History

Committee Chair

Festus P. Summers

Committee Member

Festus P. Summers

Abstract

In order to secure men for the armed forces efficiently and. equitably without disrupting the economic and social life of the nation, the Selective Service System was created by the federal government. The Selective Service Act which went into effect February 16, 1940, provided that the governor of every state should appoint a local selective service board for each thirty thousand. population, as well as an appeal board for ea.ch seventy thousand population, Medical examiners, medical and registrants advisory boards and local board appeal agents should also be appointed through the governor's office.

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