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  Seat of government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The seat of government is the location of the government for a political entity.
seat of government is usually located in the capital.
The seat of government of the United States was established by the United States Constitution in article I, section 8, clause 17:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seat_of_government   (119 words)

 Removal of the State Capital to Wheeling
The clause removing the seat of government to Wheeling is absolute in its terms and effect, and is in nowise conditional or dependent upon any other recital or provision in the preamble or act.
It is further argued and insisted, by the counsel for the plaintiffs, that the said act is unconstitutional and void because the title of the act does express the object of the act, according to the true intent and meaning of the thirtieth section of the sixth article of the Constitution of this State.
Upon the passage of the act under consideration it became the duty of the Governor, as the chief executive under the constitution, to determine for himself where the seat of government was, on and after the passage of the act.
www.wvculture.org /History/government/capitalmove01.html   (9410 words)

District residents won the right to vote in a presidential election on March 29, 1961, to elect a board of education in 1968 and, in 1970, to elect a non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives.
In this act, the jurisdiction and territorial government came to be called the District of Columbia, thus combining the governments of Georgetown, the City of Washington and the County of Washington.
June 20, 1874: The territorial government of the District of Columbia, including the non-voting delegate to Congress, is abolished.
www.narpac.org /ITXDCHIS.HTM   (1635 words)

 Kansas and Kansans Ch. 21 Pt. 2
When the actual seat of government is fixed by competent authority, it would certainly become the duty of the Executive to locate his office there, and this brings us to the inquiry whether the bill which I now return is within the rightful powers of the Legislature, as conferred by Congress.
The temporary seat of government may or may not be used, and this will depend upon whether the Legislature shall leave the place fixed for their meeting by the Governor, before they shall fix upon a permanent seat of government.
Congress having already fixed a temporary seat of government for the Territory, the only effect of the bill which I now return to you would be to repeal the 31st section of the Kansas bill, which involves the exercise of a power far beyond the functions of the Legislature.
skyways.lib.ks.us /kansas/genweb/archives/1918ks/v1/ch21p2.html   (1551 words)

In January 1939 the Committee of Imperial Defence reaffirmed the assumption that the seat of Government would be in Whitehall at the outbreak of war, and remain there as long as physically possible.
The survival of central government in the face of nuclear attack is however pre-supposed in official literature.
The Central Emergency Government Headquarters is primarily Federal, the Regional Emergency Government Headquarters are primarily provincial, and the Zonal Emergency Government Headquarters are provincial-municipal.
www.geocities.com /noelcox/Continuity_of_Government.htm   (5533 words)

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In 1845, Missouri law changed to have the "Commissioner of the Seat of Government" elected by the legislature during each session; or if the office was vacated when the legislature was not in session, the commissioner would be appointed by the Governor.
The "Board of the Permanent Seat of Government" was created in 1919, and was given the power to employ as many "Watchmen" as they deemed necessary.
Nineteen forty-nine brought changes as the "Board of the Permanent Seat of Government" and its commissioner was replaced by a "Board of Public Buildings" and director.
www.mcp.dps.mo.gov /mcphist.htm   (1581 words)

 Territorial History, Part 16
The General Government have legislated in various portions of the act, as to the general duties of the Executive, and in reference to this point particularly, now involved, have gone as far as they then deemed expedient, by providing that the Governor and Secretary shall reside in the Territory.
One point is that Fort Leavenworth is the seat of government, made so by the organic act, that a law passed anywhere else than at the seat of government would be illegal.
The bill provides, in the 31st section, that Fort Leavenworth shall be the temporary seat of government, and that such buildings as may not be needed for the use of the military shall be used by the Governor and Legislative Assembly.
www.kancoll.org /books/cutler/terrhist/terrhist-p16.html   (2363 words)

 S-Y | Counties | Arkansas politics, political history, counties, regions & military facts
The first seat of government was at Lebanon on the Buffalo River before moving to Marshall in 1856, where it has remained since.
Searcy is the county seat and the largest community in its borders.
The county seat is at Danville with a branch of county courts at Dardanelle.
www.arkansasheritage.com /life_times/counties/s_y.asp   (1023 words)

 News Archive
The seat of government was one of the first declarations made after the cessation of hostilities with the Mexican army.
Beyond these two practical reasons for having a seat of government, the single most compelling reason for establishing a seat of government is to further manifest the ongoing support of the citizenry.
The acquisition of the new seat of government was made possible by the establishment of a private partnership comprised of 300 Texian nationals, known as the New 300.
www.republic-of-texas.net /news/arc7-2003.html   (2257 words)

 DGS - State Mail Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 2005, the Governor identified that a consolidate mail operation at the seat of government would result in enhanced mail security and mail processing cost efficiencies.
The Governor and his administration wanted to maintain a state government committed to serving the needs of its citizens by providing services in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
FE was hired to produce a report that examined future opportunities for mail handling processes at the seat of government.
www.dgs.state.va.us /SMSBackground.aspx   (640 words)

 AGO_1963-64_No_021   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The civil defense office and the health office of Lincoln county may be located at a place other than the county seat.
RCW 36.27.070), which merely requires that the prosecuting attorney of each county keep an office at the county seat of the county of which he is prosecuting attorney.
RCW 36.16.090), supra, was held not to preclude the board of county commissioners from maintaining an office for the prosecuting attorney not only outside of the court house, but away from the county seat.
www.atg.wa.gov /opinions/1963-64/opinion_1963-64_021.html   (873 words)

 Ann Coulter on NRO
That's why the seat of government can't be a state or a part of a state.
In 1790, Maryland and Virginia ceded some of their land — uninhabitable swampland, to be precise — to the federal government, and pursuant to the Act of Acceptance, the District of Columbia was formally "accepted for the permanent seat of the government of the United States."
Indeed, the District of Columbia wasn't the seat of government yet.
www.nationalreview.com /coulter/coulter070501.shtml   (708 words)

 Continuity of Government - United States Nuclear Forces
Continuity of Government is basic to survival of the nation.
Despite this general awareness and an increasing understanding, there is still some confusion about the survival of government which is essential to the future of the nation and the world.
The departments and all major agencies of the federal government have established lines of succession for their key positions at the seat of government.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/usa/c3i/cog.htm   (934 words)

 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Historical Minutes > 1787-1800 > Farewell to New York
When the new federal government was launched with the 1788 ratification of the U.S. Constitution, New York City continued as the nation's temporary capital.
Hoping to convince the new Congress to make their city the permanent seat of government, local business interests contributed funding for a major expansion of the city hall.
The second session, which concluded on August 12, 1790, enacted legislation that put the nation on a firm financial foundation, authorized the first census of population, established a government for the western territories south of the Ohio River, and—in the Residence Act of 1790—provided a location for the first permanent seat of government.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/minute/Farewell_NY.htm   (450 words)

 Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Department of Administrative Services leasing program is composed of three elements; lease all buildings and office space at the seat of government (18.12.9), coordinate leasing throughout the state (18.12.12), and promote the collocation of state agencies (18.12.12).
Data bases in the seat of government and throughout the state for both supported and non-supported agencies allows for this service.
When the general assembly is not in session, the director of administrative services may request funds from the executive council for moving state agencies located at the seat of government from one location to another.
www.state.ia.us /das/gen_serv/services/lease.html   (599 words)

 GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
In 1871, Athens city officials offered the city hall to be used as a courthouse if the legislature changed Clarke County's seat of government from Watkinsville to Athens.
After the legislature moved the county seat from Watksinsville to Athens in 1871, angry residents of western Clarke County pressured the General Assembly to create a separate county.
Finally, in an act of Nov. 24, 1871, the legislature directed that Athens become the seat of government for Clarke County as of Jan. 1, 1872 (Ga. Laws 1871-72, p.
www.cviog.uga.edu /Projects/gainfo/courthouses/clarkeCH.htm   (690 words)

 Potala Palace - Lhasa's theocratic seat of government - Tibet cultural information
The first section, known as the upper "Red Palace" served a religious function, housing the living quarters of the Dalai Lama, the gold-plated tombs of eight previous Dalai Lamas, a library containing religious scriptures and numerous temples, chapels and shrines containing thousands of Buddhist sculptures.
The second main section, known as the "White Palace" served a political function, incorporating the offices and living quarters of the Tibetan government, a seminary to train future government officials as well as a printing press.
Another minor building, known as the Yellow Building, housed giant thankas, which were hung across the south face of the palace during the last day of the second lunar month.
www.imperialtours.net /potala.htm   (483 words)

 County Seat / Form of Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bel Air serves as Harford County's government and commercial center.
Municipal, county and state administrative offices along with the Circuit and District courts are located in the downtown area.
Since 1972, Harford County has operated under a charter system of government.
www.harfordcountymd.gov /county.html   (141 words)

 Seat of Government Act 1908 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seat of Government Act 1908 was enacted by the Australian Government on December 14, 1908.
The act repealed the earlier Seat of Government Act 1904 which had previously selected a site at Dalgety for the new capital.
The Seat of Government Acceptance Act 1909 and Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909 transferred the land from the state of New South Wales to the Commonwealth to create the territory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seat_of_Government_Act_1908   (183 words)

 Dawg Sports :: An Unofficial Georgia Bulldogs Blog
Most states are wise enough not to locate the seat of government in the state's largest city.
When the seat of government is located so close to numerous professional sports arenas, fine restaurants, museums, and other tourist attractions, the setting encourages government hyperactivity, which, as Thomas Jefferson warned us, is not beneficial to a free society.
Serving as the seat of state government, even temporarily, would boost local economies, rejuvenate some small towns, and expose public officials to the wide variety of backgrounds and interests to be found in the Empire State of the South, from the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain.
www.dawgsports.com /story/2006/10/4/15227/7061   (882 words)

 Seat of Government
Not only was it the first municipality chartered in the colony (by Queen Anne, in 1708) it is also the county seat of Anne Arundel County, and the capital of Maryland.
It was here George Washington resigned his commission as commander in chief of the army and relinquished control of the new nation to civilian government.
You will find information on all of the branches of governments located in our city linked here.
www.ci.annapolis.md.us /info.asp?page=3338   (115 words)

 Capitals and Capitols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The rapid population shift away from the Mississippi River region to these new lands brought a decline in the political and economic power of Natchez and led to the end of its days as the center of the state’s political life.
The city was less of a town than an isolated wilderness community, and for the next ten years several serious efforts to relocate the capital to relatively more affluent cities in the region were narrowly defeated.
Jackson’s status as capital was not secured until the 1832 constitutional convention mandated it would remain the center of government until at least 1850.
mshistory.k12.ms.us /features/feature44/capitals_capitols.html   (1403 words)

 Kiribati: Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The country has a four-yearly, democratically elected government (there is universal adult suffrage) consisting of 36 elected representatives who sit in the Maneaba ni Maungatabu (Parliament).
The Head of State and Head of Government is the Beretitenti (President).
The seat of Government is on Tarawa along with the Head Offices of all Government Ministries and Corporations (except for the Ministry of the Line and Phoenix Groups which is located on Kiritimati (Christmas) Island).
www.wysiwyg.co.nz /kiribati/government.html   (180 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Permanent seat of Government -STATUTE- All that part of the territory of the United States included within the present limits of the District of Columbia shall be the permanent seat of government of the United States.
Public offices; at seat of Government -STATUTE- All offices attached to the seat of government shall be exercised in the District of Columbia, and not elsewhere, except as otherwise expressly provided by law.
uscode.house.gov /download/pls/04C3.txt   (182 words)

 Seat of Government Act 1904 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seat of Government Act 1904 was an Australian Commonwealth Government Act selecting the Area around Dalgety, New South Wales as the site for the Federal Capital Territory (now Australian Capital Territory).
The site turned out to be unacceptable to the Government of New South Wales, due partly to its distance from Sydney and proximity to Victoria (Australia).
It was repealed in 1908 by the passing of the Seat of Government Act 1908 act, selecting Yass-Canberra as the new site for the territory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seat_of_Government_Act_1904   (140 words)

 Subchapter I. State Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Such emergency temporary location, or locations, shall remain as the seat of government until the General Assembly shall by law establish a new location, or locations, or until the emergency is declared to be ended by the Governor and the seat of government is returned to its normal location.
This subchapter shall control and be supreme in the event it shall be employed as provided in this subchapter notwithstanding any other law to the contrary or in conflict with this subchapter.
NOTICE: The Delaware Code appearing on this site was prepared by the Division of Research of Legislative Council of the General Assembly with the assistance of the Government Information Center, under the supervision of the Delaware Code Revisors and the editorial staff of LexisNexis, includes all acts up to and including 75 Del. Laws, c.
www.delcode.state.de.us /title29/c077/sc01/index.htm   (155 words)

 Economic Development in Burnet, Texas - Local Government
The City of Burnet has a Council-Manager form of government consisting of a Mayor and Council Members, and a City Manager, appointed by the City Council.
The City of Burnet, Burnet County, Texas, is a an incorporated Home Rule Charter City.
Burnet is also the seat of government for Burnet County.
www.burnetchamber.org /government.htm   (158 words)

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