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Veto of a Bill for the Relief of Alexander M. Proctor.

February 26, 1932

To the Senate:

I return herewith Senate Bill 2179, An Act for the relief of Alexander M. Proctor.

I am advised that this bill would not operate to change the records of the War Department nor would it authorize the issue of a certificate of honorable discharge to Alexander M. Proctor, but that under its provisions Mr. Proctor would be entitled to a pension at the rate of $50 (maximum) per month under the act of March 3, 1927, known as the Indian War Pension Act. The relief appealed for by Mr. Proctor is for a change in his military record to an honorable discharge. This the bill does not accomplish. I am assured also that Mr. Proctor neither desires nor needs a pension. Therefore, I am returning the bill without my approval.

HERBERT HOOVER

The White House,

February 26, 1932.

Note: The Senate referred the bill to the Committee on Military Affairs and no further action was taken.

Mr. Proctor had received a dishonorable discharge in 1875 following the discovery that he had misrepresented his age when enlisting.

Herbert Hoover, Veto of a Bill for the Relief of Alexander M. Proctor. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208353

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