(Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 451, § 2(a)–(c), 39 Stat. 729; July 15, 1918, ch. 152, § 2, 40 Stat. 900; June 5, 1920, ch. 250, § 38, 41 Stat. 1008; Pub. L. 86–327, § 3, Sept. 21, 1959, 73 Stat. 597; Pub. L. 105–383, title IV, § 421, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3439.)


Section comprises subsecs. (a) to (c) of section 2 of act Sept. 7, 1916, as amended. Subsec. (d) of section 2 of the act is classified to section 803 of this Appendix.


1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–383 struck out “president or other” after “corporation, unless its” and inserted “, by whatever title,” after “chief executive officer”.
1959—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 86–327 redefined citizenship qualification for corporations by substituting requirement that the president or other chief executive officer and the chairman of the board of directors be United States citizens and that no more of the directors than a minority of the number necessary to constitute a quorum be noncitizens for requirement that the president and managing directors be United States citizens.
1920—Act June 5, 1920, added par. relating to percentage of corporate interest required to be owned by United States citizens and provisions of first par. concerning vessels in coastwise trade, and designated existing paragraphs as subsecs. (a) to (d).
1918—Act July 15, 1918, added par. relating to requirements for determining controlling interest.


For provisional repeal, see note set out preceding section 801 of this Appendix.