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Executive Orders

Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

The text of executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Tables that are part of the executive orders are not included in this web site, please see the CFR for the tables.

REGULATIONS GOVERNING ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AND CREDIT GRANTED CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SERVING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 207 of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1949,…
PRESCRIBING OR AMENDING PORTIONS OF THE SELECTIVE SERVICE REGULATIONS AND DIRECTING THE SELECTION OF PERSONS FOR INDUCTION INTO THE ARMED FORCES AND THEIR INDUCTION By virtue of the authority vested in me by Title I of the Selective Service Act of…
[Exemption of Lawrence M. Lawson From Compulsory Retirement for Age; September 17, 1948; not published] HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE, September 17, 1948
PROVIDING FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF AND REPORT ON DISPLACED PERSONS SEEKING ADMISSION INTO THE UNITED STATES By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, approved June 25, 1948, and as President of the…
PRESCRIBING PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RECIPROCAL TRADE-AGREEMENTS PROGRAM By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statues, including section 332 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (46 Stat. 698), the Trade Agreements Act…
ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE RELATION OF FEDERAL LAWS TO PUERTO RICO WHEREAS section 9 of the Organic Act of Puerto Rico, 39 Stat. 954 (48 U.S. C. 734), provides that "the statutory laws of the United States not locally…
PREPARATION, PRESENTATION, FILING, AND PUBLICATON OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND PROCLAMATIONS By virtue of authority vested in me by the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), and as President of the United States, it is…
ORGANIZATION OF THE RESERVE UNITS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHEREAS it is the traditional national security policy of the United States to place great reliance in organized citizens' forces supporting regular armed forces of the minimum size consistent with…
AMENDING THE SELECTIVE SERVICE REGULATIONS By virtue of the authority vested in me by title I of the Selective Service Act of 1948, approved June 24, 1948 (62 Stat. 604), I hereby prescribe the following amendments of the Selective Service Regulations…
REVOKING IN PART EXECUTIVE ORDERS NO. 589 OF MARCH 14, 1907, AND NO. 1712 OF FEBRUARY 24, 1913 WHEREAS Executive Order No. 589 of March 14, 1907, recited in part that passports issued by the Government of Japan to Japanese or Korean citizens who were…
CREATING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE DISPUTES BETWEEN THE AKRON & BARBERTON BELT RAILROAD COMPANY AND OTHER CARRIERS, AND CERTAIN OF THEIR EMPLOYEES WHEREAS disputes exist between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and certain…
AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO EXERCISE CERTAIN POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT WITH RESPECT TO THE GRANTING OF ALLOWANCES AND ALLOTMENTS TO GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL ON FOREIGN DUTY By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Foreign Service Act of…
EXCLUDING FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CLASSIFICATION ACT OF 1923, AS AMENDED, POSITIONS FILLED BY PATIENTS IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 4, Title II of the act of November 26, 1940, 54 Stat. 1212, and as…
ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS AND MORAL WELFARE AND CHARACTER GUIDANCE IN THE ARMED FORCES By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes, and as President of the United States and Commander in…
DIRECTING FEDERAL AGENCIES TO COOPERATE WITH SATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN PREVENTING POLLUTION OF SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND WATERS By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and pursuant to the policy expressed in section…
AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10010, CREATING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE DISPUTES BETWEEN THE AKRON & BARBERTON BELT RAILROAD COMPANY AND OTHER CARRIERS, AND CERTAIN OF THEIR EMPLOYEES By virtue of authority vested in me by section 10…
COAT OF ARMS, SEAL, AND FLAG OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: The Coat of Arms of the Vice President of the United States shall be of…
AMENDMENT OF THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF POSTMASTERS OF THE FOURTH CLASS WHEREAS under the regulations now in force the appointment of postmasters of the fourth class may be made upon the basis of investigation and report of a post…
TRANSFERRING THE CONTROL AND JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN TRACTS OF LAND IN PUERTO RICO FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE FOR FOREST PURPOSES By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Emergency Relief Appropriation…
EXCUSING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES FROM DUTY ONE-HALF DAY ON DECEMBER 24 1948 By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered that the several executive departments, independent establishments, and other…
PRESCRIBING THE MANUAL FOR COURTS-MARTIAL, U.S. ARMY 1949 By virtue of the authority vested in me by Chapter II of the act of Congress entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An Act for making further and more effectual provision for the…
FURTHER EXEMPTION OF HARRY B. MITCHELL FROM COMPULSORY RETIREMENT FOR AGE WHEREAS, in my judgment, the public interest requires that Harry B. Mitchell, a member of the United States Civil Service Commission, who was exempted from compulsory…
TRANSFERRING THE USE, POSSESSION, AND CONTROL OF CERTAIN LANDS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY TENNESSEE By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 7(b) of the Tennessee Valley authority Act of 1933 (48…
AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 9984 OF JULY 31, 1948, PRESCRIBING REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE FURNISHING OF CLOTHING IN KIND OR PAYMENT OF CASH ALLOWANCES IN LIEU THEREOF TO ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE NAVY, COAST GUARD, NAVAL RESERVE, AND COAST GUARD RESERVE…
RESTORATION OF LANDS TO LOCATION AND ENTRY UNDER THE MINING LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the act of May 29, 1928, 45 Stat. 958, and upon the recommendation of the Secretary of…