Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 19: Educational Benefits for War Veterans

Date: 11/20/1952
Issuer: Paul A. Dever

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WHEREAS, it is the duty and obligation of the Commonwealth to co-operate in the readjustment in civilian life of returning servicemen; and

WHEREAS, it has been the wise policy of the Nation and the Commonwealth to assist in such readjustment by existing educational benefits to servicemen; and

WHEREAS, I have been authorized to extend the benefits or availability of vocational or other educational facilities supported in whole or in part by public funds:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Paul A. Dever, Governor of the Commonwealth acting under the provisions of Acts of 1950, Chapter 639, Section 7 (j) and all other authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order as a necessary and expedient measure to meet the existing state of emergency.

Residents of the Commonwealth who shall have served for at least sixty days in the military or naval forces of the United States subsequent to June 25, 1950, and shall have received a discharge or release, other than a dishonorable one, from such service, shall be entitled to take, and the Department of Education is hereby authorized to offer to such residents within the limits of the amount appropriated therefor, correspondence and university extension courses as provided for in Sections 7 and 8 of Chapter 69 of the General Laws, free of charge for a total period of not more than four years.

GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this 20th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-seventh.

By His Excellency the Governor, Paul A. Dever

Edward J. Cronin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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