Executive Order 9673

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes, including Title I of the First War Powers Act, 1941, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The functions of the Office of Production Research and Development in the Civilian Production Administration, established by General Administrative Order No. 2-66 of the Chairman of the War Production Board, dated November 23, 1942, excluding the winding up of the unliquidated research and development contracts entered into prior to the date of this order, together with so much of the personnel, records, property, and funds of the Civilian Production Administration as relates primarily to the said functions, are transferred to the Department of Commerce and shall be administered under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of Commerce. Such measures and dispositions as may be determined by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget to be necessary to effectuate the transfers provided for in this order shall be carried out in such manner as the Director may direct and by such agencies as he may designate.

Signature of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
The White House,
January 3, 1946.


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