United States Metric Board

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United States Metric Board
USMB
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Agency overview
FormedDecember 23, 1975
DissolvedSeptember 30, 1982
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Agency executive
  • Louis F. Polk, Chairman
Parent agencyExecutive Office of the President

The United States Metric Board (USMB) was a United States government agency set up to encourage metrication. The United States Metric Board was commissioned by the Metric Conversion Act, 15 U.S.C. 205d, enacted on December 23, 1975. The Metric Conversion Act of 1975 mandated the presidential appointment of seventeen members for the "independent instrumentality".[1][2][3]

The metrification assessment board existed from 1975 to 1982, ending when President Ronald Reagan abolished it, largely on the suggestion of Frank Mankiewicz and Lyn Nofziger.[4]. Overall, it[vague] made little impact on implementing the metric system in the United States.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Jimmy Carter: "United States Metric Board Nomination of Chairman and Members of the Board.," October 29, 1977". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.
  2. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Jimmy Carter: "United States Metric Board Nomination of Two Members.," May 19, 1980". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.
  3. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Jimmy Carter: "United States Metric Board Nomination of Four Members.," July 30, 1980". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.
  4. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/28/AR2006032802142.html

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