Executive Order 2428

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Signed by President  Woodrow Wilson  Tuesday, July 25, 1916
Revokes Executive Order 2120 of January 15, 1915. Amended by Executive Order 2440, August 10, 1916.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, and The Panama Canal Act approved August 24, 1912, it is hereby ordered:


  1. That the Executive Order of January 15, 1915, No. 2120, is hereby rescinded and abrogated.


  2. That effective July 1, 1916, officers and employees of The Panama Canal and the Panama Railroad Company on the Isthmus of Panama, shall be allowed, where available, quarters free of rent, and shall be furnished fuel and electric current free.


  3. That the Governor of The Panama Canal is hereby authorized to assign to officers and employees of The Panama Canal and of the Panama Railroad Company, such quarters as may be available for occupancy, and to make all rules and regulations necessary to govern the assignment and occupancy of such quarters, including rules and regulations relative to the furnishing of fuel and electric current to officers and employees of The Panama Canal and the Panama Railroad Company while occupying such quarters.


  4. That officers and employees of The Panama Canal and the Panama Railroad Company, for whom quarters are not available or who do not occupy such quarters as may be assigned to them by the Governor of The Panama Canal, shall have no claim against the Government of the United States for commutation of quarters not furnished or not occupied, nor for fuel and electric current not furnished.


  5. That all rules and regulations governing the assignment and occupancy of quarters heretofore promulgated by the Governor of The Panama Canal or the Isthmian Canal Commission, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order, are continued in full force and effect until such time as they may be changed by regulations promulgated by the Governor of The Panama Canal under authority of this Executive Order; and all rules and regulations heretofore promulgated by the Governor of The Panama Canal in connection with the use and occupancy of quarters and the furnishing of fuel and electric current to officers and employees of The Panama Canal and the Panama Railroad Company, inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order, are hereby rescinded and abolished.


Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 

The White House,

25 July, 1916.


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