(a) Federal Charter.—The American Legion (in this chapter, the "corporation") is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Perpetual Existence.—Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.
Historical and Revision Notes Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)21701(a) 36:41. Sept. 16, 1919, ch. 59, §§1, 2, 41 Stat. 284. 36:42. 21701(b) 36:44 (words before 4th semicolon related to perpetual succession). Sept. 16, 1919, ch. 59, §4 (words before 4th semicolon related to perpetual succession), 41 Stat. 285; June 26, 1953, ch. 153, §1, 67 Stat. 82. This section is substituted for the source provisions for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary and obsolete language.
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