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Constitutionality Of Teachers' Pensions Legislation, Horace Lafayette Wilgus Jan 1913

Constitutionality Of Teachers' Pensions Legislation, Horace Lafayette Wilgus

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To arrive at a safe conclusion as to the validity of legislation. providing for teachers' pensions requires some consideration of all pension legislation. A pension is defined by BOUVIER as "A stated and certain allowance granted by the government to an individual, or those who represent him, for valuable services performed by him for the country;"1 "a periodical allowance of money granted by the government for services rendered;"2 "a stated payment to a person in consideration of the past services of himself or of some kinsman or ancestor;"3 "an annuity from the government for services rendered in ...