Executive Order 179

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Special Order.
Employees of the United States in the Military Government in Cuba.

In the exercise of the power vested in the President by the Constitution and by virtue of the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of the Revised Statutes, and of the civil-service act approved January 16, 1883, the following rule for the regulation and improvement of the executive civil service is hereby promulgated:

Persons who were in the employ of the United States in the military government in Cuba and who are not eligible for retention in the classified service under existing rules, but have been specially commended for appointment therein by the chiefs of their respective departments, with the approval of the Secretary of War, because of efficient services rendered under conditions of personal danger from yellow fever and other tropical diseases, and whose names are embraced in the list heretofore furnished to the Civil Service Commission by the War Department, may be retained and appointed to positions of a grade corresponding to that which they now hold in the classified service, with the consent and approval of the Commission.


Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

White House,

July 3, 1902.

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).