Executive Order 2690

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Signed by President  Woodrow Wilson  Thursday, August 23, 1917

By virtue of the power conferred upon me under the act of Congress approved August 10, 1917, entitled "An act to provide further for the national security and defense by encouraging the production conserving the supply, and controlling the distribution of food products and fuel," and particularly for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of said act relating to fuel, Harry A. Garfield is hereby designated and appointed United States Fuel Administrator to hold office during the pleasure of the President.


Said Fuel Administrator shall supervise, direct, and carry into effect the provisions of said act and the powers and authority therein given to the President so far as the same apply to fuel as set forth in said act, and to any and all practices, procedure, and regulations authorized under the provisions of said act applicable to fuel, including the issuance, regulation, and revocation under the name of said United States Fuel Administrator of licenses under said act. In this behalf he shall do and perform such acts and things as may be authorized and required of him from time to time by direction of the President and under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed.


Said Fuel Administrator shall also have the authority to employ such assistants and subordinates, including such counsel as may from time to time be deemed by him necessary, and to fix the compensation of such assistants, subordinates, and counsel.


All departments and established agencies of the Government are hereby directed to cooperate with the United States Fuel Administrator in the performance of his duties as hereinbefore set forth.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 

The White House,

23 August, 1917.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).