To Promote a Knowledge of Steam Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Act

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The To Promote a Knowledge of Steam Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Act was a United States federal law (20  Stat.   322) that was passed on February 26, 1879.

Chap. 105. - An act to promote a knowledge of steam-engineering and iron-ship building among the students of scientific schools or colleges in the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of promoting a knowledge of steam-engineering and iron-ship building among the young men of the United States, the President may, upon the application of an established scientific school or college within the United States, detail an officer from the Engineer Corps of the Navy as professor in such school or college: Provided, That the number of officers so detailed shall not at any time exceed twenty-five, and such details shall be governed by rules to be prescribed from time to time by the President: And provided further, That such details may be withheld or withdrawn whenever, in the judgement of the President, the interests of the public service shall so require.

Approved, February 26, 1879.

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