Corporation Sole Statutes: District of Columbia

Corporation Sole Statutes

District of Columbia Corporation Sole Statute

62 Stat. 1361, Chapter 355

AN ACT

To incorporate the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington a corporation sole.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Patrick A. O’Boyle, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, and his successors in office, in accordance with the discipline and government of the Roman Catholic Church, hereby is created and declared to be a corporation sole.

Sec. 2.  The Corporation—

 

  1. shall have perpetual succession;
  2. may contract in the same manner and to the same extent as a natural

person and may sue and be sued;

  1. may have and use a corporate seal and may alter and change the same at pleasure;
  2. may acquire real and personal property by purchase, devise, bequest, gift, or otherwise, and hold, own, use, lease, assign, convey, or otherwise dispose of the same in like manner and to the same extent as a natural person;
  3. may borrow money, issue notes or other negotiable paper, and secure the money borrowed by mortgage or by deed of trust on said real or personal property or any part thereof;
  4. and may perform such other acts in the furtherance of the objects and purposes of the corporation that are not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States or the laws in force in the District of Columbia.

Sec. 3.  The objects and purposes of the corporation shall be religious, charitable, and educational.

Sec. 4.  In the event that a vacancy should occur in said archbishopric and an administrator shall be elected or appointed in accordance with the discipline and government of the Roman Catholic Church, such administrator shall, until the installation of a successor archbishop, be authorized to do and perform all acts which the corporation is authorized to do and perform.  The election or appointment of such administrator shall be evidenced by a certificate signed by the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Washington, duly acknowledged and filed with the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 5.  Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as changing any law relating to taxation or exemption from taxation of any real or personal property.

Sec. 6.  The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved May 29, 1948.