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H.J.Res. 519 (94th): Joint resolution to provide for the appointment of George Washington to the grade of General of the Armies of the United States.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 11, 1976 (Passed Congress).


90 STAT. 2078                    PUBLIC LAW 94-479—OCT. 11, 1976

                  Public Law 94-479                                >•!• a   I,



                  94th Congress
                                             Joint Resolution
  Oct. 11, 1976   To provide for the appointment of George Washington to the grade of General
 [HJ. Res. 519]                        of the Armies of Ihe United States.

                  Whereas Lieutenant General George Washington of Virginia com-
                    manded our armies throughout and to the successful termination of
                    our Revolutionary War;
                  Whereas Lieutenant General George Washington presided over the
                    convention that formulated our Constitution;
                  Whereas Lieutenant General George Washington twice served as Pres-
                    ident of the United States of America; and
                  Whereas it is considered fitting and proper that no officer of the United
                    States Army should outrank Lieutenant General George Washing-
                    ton on the Army list: Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
George            States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) for purposes of
Washington.       subsection (b) of this section only, the grade of General of the Armies
General of the    of the United States is established, such grade to have rank and
Armies of the     precedence over all other grades of the Army, past or present.
United States,
posthumous           (b) The President is authorized and requested to appoint George
appointment.      Washington posthumously to the grade of General of the Armies of
Effective date.   the United States, such appointment to take effect on July 4, 1976.
                    Approved October 11, 1976.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
                  HOUSE REPORT No. 94-1388 (Comm. on Armed Services).
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 122 (1976):
                       Aug. 24, considered and passed House.
                       Sept. 28, considered and passed Senate.