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75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

75,000 Legionnaires capture New York
Creator: Illustrated Current News, Inc.
Date: August 29, 1952
These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.


Address to be delivered at Versailles, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France

Address to be delivered at Versailles, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France
Creator: Colmery, Harry W., 1890-1979
Date: October 6, 1937
This speech was written and delivered by Harry W. Colmery at Versailles, France, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France. Harry Colmery was serving as the National Commander of the American Legion and represented that organization on this trip. He was a resident of Topeka, Kansas.


Colmery desk

Colmery desk
Date: between 1943 and 1944
Wooden desk with green leather top. Harry W. Colmery (1890-1979) sat at this desk at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. while hand-writing the first draft of what would become the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, over a period of five months. The desk was later moved to Colmery's law office in Topeka.


Edwin M. Watson to Harry Colmery

Edwin M. Watson to Harry Colmery
Creator: Watson, Edwin
Date: June 15, 1944
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.


Frederick W. Brinkerhoff correspondence

Frederick W. Brinkerhoff correspondence
Date: 1909-1966
This is correspondence to and from newspaper editor and publisher Frederick W. Brinkerhoff. The bulk of letters date from the 1940s and 1950s, His first newspaper job was with the Ottawa Herald, after which he worked for the Fort Scott Republican, Chanute Sun, Chanute Tribune, Kansas City Star, Pittsburg Headlight, and the Pittsburg Sun. Brinkerhoff was also vice-president and a director of Stauffer Publications as well as director of Capper Publications Inc., the Topeka State Journal Company, and Newton Publishing Company. In addition, he was vice-president of the KSEK Broadcasting Company in Pittsburg. Brinkerhoff was well known as a journalist, serving as president of the Kansas Press Association in 1935 and as chairman of the Kansas Associated Press in 1946-1947. He also served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize jury for editorial writing in 1950 and 1951. In 1956, he received the William Allen White award to a Kansas editor for journalistic merit. Active in community affairs, Brinkerhoff was a member of the board of the Pittsburg Public Library, served as chairman of the Pittsburg Industrial Commission, and was on the board of directors and served a term as president of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce. He was also active in Republican party politics. Brinkerhoff was interested in the history of the state and served as president of the Kansas State Historical Society in 1944. The correspondence is arranged chronologically and grouped alphabetically by individuals with whom Brinkerhoff was in frequent contact, including Roy F. Bailey, Arthur Capper, Rolla Clymer, Harry W. Colmery, Harry Darby, Jess C. Denious, Myron George, Merl Huffman, Clyde M. Reed, Richard W. Robbins, Andrew Schoeppel, and Oscar Stauffer, among many others.


Harry W. Colmery

Harry W. Colmery
Creator: American
Date: 1936
This is a campaign poster for Harry W. Colmery, who ran for National Commander of the American Legion. He was elected to that office and served 1936-1937. Throughout his life, Colmery was active in the American Legion serving as commander of his local post, Judge Advocate of Kansas Department, and Department Commander of Kansas.


Harry Walter Colmery

Harry Walter Colmery
Date: Between 1917 and April, 1919
This is a portrait of Harry Walter Colmery (1890-1979) dressed in his World War I uniform. Colmery was an attorney in Topeka, Kansas, an American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights.


Harry Walter Colmery

Harry Walter Colmery
Creator: New York Times Studios
Date: between 1936 and 1945
This is a portrait of Harry W Colmery, 1890-1979, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G.I. Bill of Rights.


Harry Walter Colmery

Harry Walter Colmery
Creator: Allen Studios
Date: Between 1965 and 1970
This is a photograph of Harry Walter Colmery taken later in life.


Harry Walter Colmery

Harry Walter Colmery
Creator: Underwood & Underwood
Date: Between 1937 and 1945
This is a formal portrait of Harry Walter Colmery (1890-1979), who was an attorney in Topeka, Kansas, the National Commander of the American Legion, and the author of the G. I. Bill of Rights.


Harry Walter Colmery

Harry Walter Colmery
Date: 1937
This is a portrait of Harry W. Colmery, Topeka, Kansas, attorney; American Legion National Commande; and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights.


Harry Walter Colmery's children

Harry Walter Colmery's children
Date: between 1935 and 1939
This is a photograph of Harry W. Colmery's children (l to r) Mary, Harry W. Jr., and Sarah Elizabeth.


Harry Walter Colmery, American Legion Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium.

Harry Walter Colmery, American Legion Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium.
Creator: American Battle Monuments Commission
Date: August 8, 1937
This is a photograph of Harry Walter Colmey, American Legion National Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium, August 8, 1937. It was copied from Dedications American War Memorials In Europe, 1937.


Harry Walter Colmery as a young boy.

Harry Walter Colmery as a young boy.
Date: between 1900 and 1905
This is a portrait of Harry Walter Colmery, 1890-1979, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights. The photograph was taken when he was a young boy.


Harry Walter Colmery, as a young man.

Harry Walter Colmery, as a young man.
Date: between 1910 and 1915
This is a photographic portrait of Harry Walter Colmery, 1890-1979, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights. The portrait of Colmery was taken as a young man.


Harry Walter Colmery at a World War I cemetery in Europe.

Harry Walter Colmery at a World War I cemetery in Europe.
Creator: Studio Waroline
Date: 1937
this is a photograph of Harry W. Colmery, 1890-1979, American Legion National Commander, in a World War I military cemetery in Europe.


Harry Walter Colmery on the Oberlin College baseball team

Harry Walter Colmery on the Oberlin College baseball team
Date: Between 1910 and 1913
This is a photograph of the Oberlin College baseball team. Harry Walter Colmery, a notable Kansan who played on the team, is seated in the middle row, second from the right.


Harry Walter Colmery speaking at the Montsec Memorial Dedication, Montsec, France, August 3, 1937

Harry Walter Colmery speaking at the Montsec Memorial Dedication, Montsec, France, August 3, 1937
Creator: Studio Waroline
Date: August 3, 1937
This is a photograph of Harry W. Colmery, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights speaking at the Montsec Memorial Dedication, Montsec, France, August 3, 1937


Harry Walter Colmery with his wife Minerva and children

Harry Walter Colmery with his wife Minerva and children
Date: between 1930 and 1939
Harry W. Colmery, his wife Minerva (Mina), and their children Harry Jr., Mary, and Sarah are standing by a car.


Minerva and Sarah Elizabeth Colmery

Minerva and Sarah Elizabeth Colmery
Date: between 1920 and 1925
This is a portrait of Minerva "Mina" and Sarah Elizabeth Colmery, wife and daughter of Harry W. Colmery, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights.


Several members of the "first team" that helped create and pass the first GI Bill

Several members of the "first team" that helped create and pass the first GI Bill
Date: between 1943 and 1944
These thirteen members of the "first team" quarterbacked the creation and passage of the first GI Bill. Front row left to right: Lyon W. Brandon (Miss.); Roane Waring (Tenn.); Rep. John Gibson (Ga.); Harry W Colmery (Kan.); Pat Kelley (Ga.); Frank Reilly (Mass.). Back row: Frank Sullivan (D.C.); John Stlle (Ill.); Divid Camelon (NY); Sam Rorex (Ark.); Jack Cejnar (Ind.); and T. O. Kraabel (N.Dak.). Copied from The American Legion Magazine, January, 1969, Volume 86, Number 1, page 27.


Testimony concerning the G. I. Bill of Rights presented by Harry W. Colmery

Testimony concerning the G. I. Bill of Rights presented by Harry W. Colmery
Creator: Colmery, Harry W., 1890-1979
Date: 1944
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.


Walter and Flora Colmery

Walter and Flora Colmery
Date: between 1915 and 1925
This is a portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Colmery, parents of Harry W. Colmery


Warren H. Atherton to Harry W. Colmery

Warren H. Atherton to Harry W. Colmery
Creator: Atherton, Warren H.
Date: November 30, 1943
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.


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