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Letters between E. L. More and John H. Bankhead.

In the first letter, written April 19, 1917, More tells Bankhead that citizens in River Falls support President Wilson's selective service legislation, and he suggests that most voters in Alabama feel the same way. In the second letter, written April 23, 1917, Bankhead thanks More for this information. The Selective Service Act, which required men from ages twenty-one to thirty to register for military service, was passed in May 1917. At the time the letter was written, Bankhead was representing Alabama in the United States Senate. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1887 to 1906, and in the Senate from 1907 to 1920.

Creator: John Hollis Bankhead
Date: April 1917
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Correspondence

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