In US history, a civil service reform bill in 1883 sponsored by senator George Pendleton (1825-1889) of Ohio that was designed to curb the power of p ...
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The Pendleton Act was an American act for the reformation of the American national civil service, introduced into the Senate by George Hunt Pendleton, of Ohio in 1880, but which did not become a law until January the 6th, 1883. It provided for open competitive examinations for admission to the public service in Washington, and in all custom-houses
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