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Since the establishment of the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921, there have been published 43 volumes, including this volume, of decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. The law authorizes and requires that such decisions be rendered in advance, upon request, to the heads of departments and establishments and disbursing officers (sec. 8 of the act of July 31, 1894, 28 Stat. 208 and 42 Stat. 24, 31 U.S. Code 74), and to certifying officers (sec. 3 of the act of December 29, 1941, 55 Stat. 876, 31 U.S. Code 82d). Decisions also are rendered to claimants who request review or reconsideration of claims which have been disallowed in whole or part, and to disbursing and certifying officers who request reconsideration of items for which credit has been disallowed. The decisions appearing in these volumes have been selected as constituting the more important, from the standpoint of general application and precedent, of those rendered during each fiscal year. It is with the view to preserve such decisions in an authentic and permanent form, convenient for reference, and to provide guidance for the administrative officers of the Government that these volumes are published.

The decisions contained in this series are made available to Government agencies in advance of publication of the volume through the circulation of mimeographed copies of the decisions and of the "Digests of Published Decisions," as well as by the issuance of monthly pamphlets which are consolidated in an annual volume.

The monthly pamphlets for September, December, and March of each year include quarterly index digests. The June pamphlet includes a complete cumulative index digest with citation tables for all the decisions in the annual volume.

Six consolidated indexes have been compiled, the first entitled "Index to the Published Decisions of the Accounting Officers of the United States, 1894–1929," and the second and subsequent quinquennial indexes entitled "Index Digest of the Published Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States” covering the following periods: July 1, 1929-June 30, 1940; July 1, 1940–June 30, 1946; July 1, 1946-June 30, 1951; July 1, 1951-June 30, 1956; and July 1, 1956-June 30, 1961. These indexes are compiled to assist in research for precedents with respect to matters coming within the jurisdiction of the General Accounting Office.

Decisions appearing in the published volumes should be cited by volume and page number, as 1 Comp. Gen. 100. Decisions of the Comptroller General, which are not seleeted for publication, should be cited by the applicable file number and date, for example, B-12345, June 23, 1948.

VII

1921-To Date

State

Date of commission

Expiration of service

New York.
North Carolina.
New Hampshire.
Nebraska.

Mar. 18, 1955
Aug. 1, 1940 Apr. 30, 1954
Apr. 7, 1939 June 19, 1940
June 29, 1921 June 30, 1936

COMPTROLLERS OF THE TREASURY

1894-1921

Ohio. Indiana Indiana. Ohio.

Sept. 1, 1915 | June 30, 1921 May 16, 1913 Aug. 31, 1916 July, 26, 1897 May 15, 1913 Oct. 1, 1894 Aug. 4, 1897

1817-1894 First Comptrollers

Ohio Illinois Kentucky Ohio.. Indiana. Ohio. Ohio Ohio. Ohio Maryland. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania. Tennessee...

May 6, 1893 Sept. 30, 1894 May 10, 1889 May 14, 1893 Mar. 20, 1885 Apr. 22, 1889 July 15, 1880 Mar. 24, 1886 Mar. 5, 1878 June 10, 1880 Jan. 14, 1863 Feb. 25, 1878 Apr. 10, 1861 -Jan. 7, 1863 Mar. 26, 1857 Apr. 30, 1861 May 31, 1849 A pr. 30, 1857 Apr. 1, 1842 May 31, 1849 Apr. 6. 1841 Sept. 13, 1841 Feb. 23, 1838 Apr. 19, 1841 June 18, 1836 Feb. 28, 1838 Mar. 3, 1817 June 30, 1836

COMPTROLLERS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES

Name

Joseph Campbell.
Lindsay C. Warren.
Fred H. Brown..
J. Raymond McCarl.

Walter W. Warwick.
George E. Downey.
Robert J. Tracewell.
Robert B. Bowler..

Robert B. Bowler..
Asa C. Matthews..
Milton J. Durham.
William Lawrence.
Albert G. Porter.
Robert W. Taylor.
Elisha Whittlesey.
William Medill.
Elisha Whittlesey
James W. McCulloh.
Walter Forward.
James N. Barker.
George Woll.
Joseph Anderson.

i Retired.
* Resigned.
• Died in office.

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Date of commission

Expiration
of service

May 27, 1893
May 23, 1889
Apr. 22, 1887
June 2, 1885
Oct.

1, 1877 Jan.

7, 1876 May 20, 1863 Oct.

1, 1857 Feb. 11, 1853 Oct. 1, 1851 Nov. 27, 1860 June 18, 1836 May 27, 1830 Mar. 21, 1829 Mar. 6, 1817

Sept. 30, 1894 June 6, 1893 May 26, 1889 Apr. 1,1887 June 1, 1885 Sept. 30, 1877 Jan. 23, 1876 May 11, 1863 Oct.

8, 1857 Feb. 13, 1853 Sept. 10, 1851 Nov. 28, 1850 June 30, 1836 May 24, 1830 Mar. 21, 1829

Feb. 28, 1815 Feb. 11, 1814 Nov. 22, 1811 Dec. 15, 1802 July 1, 1796 June 26, 1795 Feb. 25, 1795 June 17, 1791 Sept. 11, 1789

Mar. 3, 1817 Feb. 28, 1815 Feb. 10, 1814 Nov. 21, 1811 Dec. 14, 1802 June 30, 1796 Sept. 1, 1795 Feb. 2, 1795 Apr. 16, 1791

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