Executive Order 10101

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Signed by President  Harry S. Truman  Tuesday, January 31, 1950 Federal Register  page & date: 15 FR 595, Friday, February 3, 1950
See the Notes section for a listing of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including the Canal Zone Code, approved July 19, 1934, as amended, and as President of the United States, Executive Order No. 9746 of July 1, 1946, entitled ‘‘Authorizing the Secretary of War and the Governor of the Panama Canal To Perform Certain Functions Relating to the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone’’, is hereby amended as follows:


  1. Section 4 of such order is amended by adding thereto at the end thereof the following paragraph:

    ‘‘(g) Canal Zone Code, title 2, section 5 (48 U.S.C. 1305), to the extent that such section authorizes the establishment of the organization for the care, maintenance, sanitation, operation, and protection of the Panama Canal and the government of the Canal Zone, the definition of the duties of the officers, employees, and agents in such organization, and the making of such changes in organization and duties as may from time to time be deemed necessary in the interest of good administration:
    Provided, (1) that such organization shall be known as The Panama Canal; (2) that such organization shall be under the direction of the Governor of the Panama Canal subject to the supervision of the Secretary of the Army, who shall be the representative of the President for such purpose; and (3) that there shall be in such organization a Lieutenant Governor of the Panama Canal, who shall (a) be appointed by the Governor of the Panama Canal subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Army, (b) perform such duties as the Governor of the Panama Canal shall designate, and (c), unless the Secretary of the Army shall designate another person for such purpose, act as Governor of the Panama Canal during the absence of disability of the Governor or in the event of a vacancy in the office of Governor.’’

  2. The words ‘‘Secretary of the Army’’ are substituted for the words ‘‘Secretary of War’’ wherever the latter words occur in such order or in the title thereof.


Signature of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman 
The White House,
January 31, 1950.

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