Lodge-Philbin Act Law and Legal Definition

The Lodge-Philbin Act was a U.S. law, which allowed for the recruiting of foreign nationals into a military force, fighting under the command of the U.S. armed forces. If they successfully served five years with an honorable discharge, they were guaranteed U.S. citizenship The act was passed on 30 June 1950 during the cold war. The act is named after Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. The act expired in 1959. Lodge-Philbin Act is also known as Lodge Act.