Warren H. Atherton, National Commander of the American Legion, wrote to ask Harry Colmery, a past National Commander of the American Legion, to serve on a committee to look at veterans benefits following the end of World War II. This committee ultimately drafted and advocated for the adoption of the G. I. Bill of Rights. Colmery lived in Topeka, Kansas, but he also had a suite at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C.
Creator: Atherton, Warren H.
Date: November 30, 1943
Item Number: 207979
Call Number: Harry W. Colmery Collection #795
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207979
Collections - Manuscript - Colmery, Harry W.
Date - 1940s - 1943
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Veterans - G. I. Bill of Rights
Military - Veterans - Benefits - G. I. Bill of Rights
Military - Veterans - Organizations - American Legion
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
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Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters