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Draft Deferment: World War I

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In the United States, a total of 2,810,296 men were drafted between September 1917 and November 1918, drawing from the pool of men born on or before 1900.

See also Draft Deferment.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Benjamin
Philosopher
15-Jul-1892 26-Sep-1940 The Arcades Project
Jack Dempsey
Boxing
24-Jun-1895 31-May-1983 Heavyweight champ
Ronald Fisher
Mathematician
17-Feb-1890 29-Jul-1962 Analysis of variance and covariance
Loy W. Henderson
Diplomat
28-Jun-1892 24-Mar-1986 US Ambassador to Iran, 1951-54
Rogers Hornsby
Baseball
27-Apr-1896 5-Jan-1963 The Raj
Franz Kafka
Novelist
3-Jul-1883 3-Jun-1924 Metamorphosis
Joseph P. Kennedy
Business
6-Sep-1888 18-Nov-1969 Smuggler and patriarch of the Kennedy clan
Babe Ruth
Baseball
6-Feb-1895 16-Aug-1948 The Bambino
James Thurber
Author
8-Dec-1894 2-Nov-1961 Short story writer and cartoonist


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