16 U.S. Code § 421 - Vacancies occurring in commissions in charge of parks not to be filled
Vacancies occurring by death or resignation in the membership of the several commissions in charge of national military parks shall not be filled, and the duties of the offices thus vacated shall devolve upon the remaining commissioners or commissioner for each of said parks. As vacancies occur the Secretary of the Army shall become ex officio a member of the commission effected with full authority to act with the remaining commissioners or commissioner, and in case of the vacation of all the offices of commissioner in any one park hereunder the duties of such commission shall thereafter be performed under the direction of the Secretary of the Army.
Source(Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 355, § 1,37 Stat. 442; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, § 205(a),61 Stat. 501.)
Change of Name
Department of War designated Department of the Army and title of Secretary of War changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 53 of act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956, enacted “Title 10, Armed Forces” which in sections 3010 to 3013 continued military Department of the Army under administrative supervision of Secretary of the Army.
Transfer of Functions
Administrative functions of certain national military parks transferred to Department of the Interior by Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 2, June 10, 1933, and Ex. Ord. No. 6228, § 1, July 28, 1933, set out as a note under section 901 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
National Park Service substituted for Office of National Parks, Buildings, and Reservations referred to in Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 2, June 10, 1933, by act Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 38, § 1,48 Stat. 389.
Secretary of the Air Force
For transfer of certain membership functions to Secretary of the Air Force, without prejudice to continued membership of Secretary of the Army, see Secretary of Defense Transfer Order No. 40, July 22, 1949.