Leo’s WWII Draft Card

Leo's World War II Draft Card

Also see registrar’s report at the bottom of this page.

Note the change of address to MIT, while working for Paul Samuelson.

On October 27, 1940, he wrote two letters in which he mentioned the possibility of being drafted:

In a letter Jane Braucher he says, “The other chance, of course, is that they will conscript me.” He notes that he could have avoided conscription by not applying for citizenship/naturalization, but says he felt that it wouldn’t be fair if he, as a refugee, was not ready to contribute what every American boy must contribute.

He also mentions the draft in a letter to Ruth Schechter, saying that his future plans depend to a certain extent “on whether I win at the lottery on Tuesday.”

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