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Executive Orders
Harry S. Truman
1945-1953

President Harry S. Truman.  Source: Truman Library.

Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

The text of executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Tables that are part of the executive orders are not included in this web site, please see the CFR for the tables.


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December 16, 1947
  EXECUTIVE ORDER 9910

CREATING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE GEORGIA RAILROAD AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN AND
ENGINEMEN
WHEREAS a dispute exists between the Georgia Railroad, a carrier, and certain of its employees represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, a labor organization; and
WHEREAS this dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended: and
WHEREAS this dispute, in the judgment of the National Mediation Board, threatens substantially to interrupt interstate commerce within the state of Georgia to a degree such as to deprive that portion of the country of essential transportation service:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 160), I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate the said dispute. No member of the said board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway employees or any carrier.
The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to the said dispute within thirty days from the date of this order.
As provided by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, from this date and for thirty days after the board has made its report to the President, no change, except by agreement, shall be made by the Georgia Railroad or its employees in the conditions out of which the said dispute arose.

HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 1947.