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Edwin M. Watson, Secretary to the President of the United States, invites Harry Colmery to be present at the signing of the G. I. Bill. Harry Colmery was a member of the committee that worked on the G. I. Bill of Rights and is credited with writing the initial draft of the bill. He testified in Congress in favor of the bill. This telegram invites him to the signing ceremony at the White House. Mr. Colmery had served as National Commander of the American Legion in 1937 and was an advocate for veterans rights and benefits throughout his life.
Creator: Watson, Edwin
Date: June 15, 1944
Item Number: 207978
Call Number: Harry Colmery Collection #795
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207978
Collections - Manuscript - Colmery, Harry W.
Date - 1940s - 1944
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Veterans - G. I. Bill of Rights
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Military - Veterans - Benefits - G. I. Bill of Rights
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Telegram
People - Notable Kansans - Colmery, Harry W, 1890-1979
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Other States - District of Columbia -- Washington
Thematic Time Period - World War II, 1939-1945
Type of Material - Unpublished documents