George Pendleton feature

Library of Congress: Hon. George H. Pendleton of Ohio

Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act Is Passed

By January 16, 1883

In 1883, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act passes. This act prohibited political contributions in exchange for appointment to federal government positions and barred the solicitation of campaign donations on federal government property. This act is named after a sponsor of the bill, Senator George H. Pendleton of Ohio.


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