SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM (WORLD WAR I),
RECORD GROUP 163
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Administered, by means of local civilian boards responsible to state headquarters under the general supervision of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG), War Department, a selective draft based upon liability to military service of all male citizens, and all males not alien enemies who had declared their intention to become citizens, between the ages of 21 and 30 (expanded in 1918 to males between 18 and 45).

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson

June 5, 1917

Walter "Big Train" Johnson was a powerhouse pitcher who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame with its inaugural class...

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | Hall of Fame | Kansas | World War I
Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey

September 6, 1918

Branch Rickey was a Major in the U. S. Army Chemical Warfare Service during World War I. Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson...

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | World War I