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Harry Colmery may have used this copy of prepared remarks when he presented testimony to Congress concerning the G. I. Bill of Rights. It contains several hand written notations. Later versions also contain questions and answers from the committee, so they were obviously prepared at a later date. Harry Colmery was a past National Commander of the American Legion and served on the committee that proposed the G. I. Bill. He is credited with writing the initial draft of the proposed legislation. Harry Colmery lived in Topeka, Kansas.
Creator: Colmery, Harry W., 1890-1979
Item Number: 207980
Call Number: Harry W. Colmery Collection #795
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207980
Collections - Manuscript - Colmery, Harry W.
Date - 1940s - 1944
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress
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 - Speech
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Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Speeches