Hearings before Committee on Armed Services of the House
of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval
and Military Establishments,
VOLUME I: Subcommittee Hearings on H. R.
2575, April 1947
VOLUME II: Full Committee Hearings on H. R. 774 and H. R.
2575, July 8, 1947
Full Committee Hearings on H. R. 2964,
3417, 3735, 1544, 2993, 2575, July 15,1947
The Hon. Charles
H. Elston (chairman) presided over the subcommittee hearings in
April 1947. The full text of the hearings, contained in volume 1,
include the statements of Hon. Kenneth C. Royall, Under Secretary
of War; Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Green, Judge Advocate General of the
Army; Omar B. Ketchum, Legislative Director, Veterans of Foreign
Wars; Hon. Donald E. Long, Circuit Judge and Chairman of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Special Committee on Military Service; George A.
Spiegelberg, Chairman, Committee on Military Justice of the New
York County Lawyers Association; Frank M. Ludwick, Supreme Justice
of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Arthur E. Farmer, Chairman
of the Committee on Military Law, War Veterans Bar Association;
Col. Ralph G. Boyd, President of Judge Advocates Association; Brig,
Gen. Hubert D. Hoover, Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army;
Harry V. Hayden, Jr., National Legislative Representative of the
American Legion; Col. Pinckney G. McElwee, Judge Advocate General’s
Department Reserve; William A. Roberts, Chairman of the Policy Committee
of AMVETS, Lt. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, U.S. Army; and Justin N.
Feldman, National Director of Veterans’ Affairs of the American
The full committee
hearings, Hon. Walter G. Andrews presiding, are contained in volume
2. The first hearing, designated as Committee Serial No.177, was
held on July 8, 1947 and includes the report by Mr. Elston, Chairman,
Subcommittee No. 11, Legal. The second hearing, designated as Committee
Serial No.185, was held on July 15, 1947 and includes statements
by Robert P. Patterson, Secretary of War, and General Dwight D.
Eisenhower, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. (Library of Congress Call
Number KF26.8.A7 H43; and
OCLC Number 276306094).
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