Saturday, November 3, 2012
by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved.
After Daylight Saving was first enacted in the U.S. in 1917 (by the same Congress that committed a relcutant nation to World War I and Prohibition), farm organizations lobbied for and achieved its repeal in 1919, overriding a veto by President Woodrow Wilson.
After its repeal, Daylight Saving was still observed in a few states (Massachusetts, Rhode Island) and some cities (New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and others), but there was no national effort to control the clock until President Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round "War Time" as a conservation effort from February of 1942 to September, 1945.
Whether Daylight Saving was an effective means of conserving fuel during the war years, or at any time, has never been proven
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Daylight Saving Ends
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