36 U.S. Code Section 21701 - Organization 2018

(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.

History

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.

Annotations
Citation
36 U.S.C. § 21701 (2018)
Source Credit
(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1297.)

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