Executive Order 6514
From: President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt
To: The United States Congress
Dated: 19 December, 1933
Presidential Executive Order 6514
WHEREAS the Congress of the United States has in the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (Public No. 67, 73d Congress), declared it to be the "policy of Congress . . . to provide for the general welfare by promoting the organization of industry for the purpose of cooperative action among trade groups . . . to promote the fullest possible utilization of the present productive capacity of industries, to avoid undue restriction of production . . . to increase the consumption of industrial and agricultural products by increasing purchasing power, to reduce and relieve unemployment, to improve standards of labor, and otherwise to rehabilitate industry . . ." and
WHEREAS, in order to effectuate such policy the President is "authorized to establish such agencies . . . as he may find necessary . . ." and
WHEREAS, in order, effectively and efficiently, to carry out said policy of the National Industrial Recovery Act, it is expedient and essential that a corporation be organized having the powers and functions of a mortgage-loan company and such other powers and functions as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of said Act;
Now, THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the National Industrial Recovery Act of June 16, 1933, it is hereby ordered that an agency, to wit, a corporation, under the laws of the State of Delaware, be created, said corporation to be named the ELECTRIC HOME AND FARM AUTHORITY, INC.
The governing body of said corporation shall consist of a Board of Directors composed of three (3) members, and the following persons, who have been invited and have given their consent to serve, shall be elected by the incorporators as such directors:
- Arthur E. Morgan, Director and Chairman, Tennessee Valley Authority
- Harcourt A. Morgan, Director, Tennessee Valley Authority
- David E. Lilienthal, Director and General Counsel, Tennessee Valley Authority.
The office and principal place of business of said corporation outside of the State of Delaware shall be at such place in any of the Tennessee Valley States as the Board of Directors shall select and determine, and offices may be established in such places as said Board of Directors shall select and determine.
The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of ten thousand (10,000) shares of the par value of one hundred ($100.00) dollars each.
The persons above named are hereby authorized and directed to cause said corporation to be formed, with such articles or certificate of incorporation, and by-laws, as shall be deemed requisite and necessary, and to define the methods by which said corporation shall conduct its business.
The persons above named are hereby authorized and directed to subscribe for all of said capital stock for the use and benefit of the United States. There is hereby set aside for the purpose of subscribing to the capital stock in said corporation the sum of one million ($1,000,000.00) dollars out of the appropriation of $3,300,000,000 authorized by Section 220 of the National Industrial Recovery Act and made by the Fourth Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1933, approved June 16, 1933 (Public No. 77, 73d Congress).
It is hereby further ordered that any outstanding stock standing in the name of the United States shall be voted by the directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, jointly, or by such person or persons as the said directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority shall appoint as their joint agent or agents for that purpose.
The Board of Directors (other than the initial Board of Directors) shall be elected, and any vacancies thereon shall be filled by the directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, jointly, subject to the approval of the President.
The Board of Directors may, without regard to the provisions of the civil service laws or the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, appoint and fix the compensation and prescribe the duties, authorities, responsibilities, and tenure of such officers and employees, and make such expenditures (including expenditures for personal services, and rent at the seat of the Government and elsewhere, for law books and books of reference, and for paper, binding, and printing) as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Order. The Board of Directors may also, with the consent of any board, commission, independent establishment, or Executive department of the Government, including any field service thereof, avail itself of the services of the officers, employees, and the facilities thereof and, with the consent of the State or municipality concerned, may utilize such State and local officers and employees as it may deem necessary.