Lodge Act Law and Legal Definition

Lodge Act is a U.S. law of 1950 that allowed foreign nationals who enlisted in the US Army for at least a 5 year tour of duty, to obtain US citizenship. The Act is named after Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr, of Massachusetts. The purpose of the act was to recruit US spies that could readily reintergrate back into their country of origin. The act expired in 1959. Lodge Act is also known as Lodge-Philbin Act.