Executive Order 642

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Rule I of the Civil Service Rules is hereby amended to read as follows:

No person in the Executive Civil Service shall use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the result thereof.
Persons who, by the provisions of these rules, are in the competitive classified service, while retaining the right to vote as they please, and to express privately their opinions on all political subjects, shall take no active part in political management or in political campaigns.
Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

June 3, 1907.

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