Executive Order 2594

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Signed by President  Woodrow Wilson  Saturday, April 14, 1917 External Information about this EO  
See the Notes section for a list of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.

I hereby create a Committee on Public Information, to be composed of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and a civilian who shall be charged with the executive direction of the committee.

As civilian chairman of the committee I appoint Mr. George Creel.

The Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy are authorized each to detail an officer or officers to the work of the committee.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 
The White House,
April 14, 1917.


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