Proclamation, August 13, 1923

Purpose: Reappoint James C. Davis as Director General of Railroads and Agent of the President as did President Warren G. Harding on March 26th, 1921

Date: August 13, 1923

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WHEREAS, Warren G. Harding, President of the United States, did on the 26th day of March, 1921, by proclamation appoint James C. Davis Director General of Railroads, and did on the 26th day of March, 1921, in like manner appoint said James C. Davis Agent of the President, acting under the provisions of the Federal Control Act and the Transportation Act, 1920; and,

WHEREAS, the affairs of the United States Railroad Administration are still in process of liquidation under said Acts, requiring daily and continuous activities of the Director General of Railroads and Agent of the President;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States, under and by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by said Acts, and of all other powers me hereto enabling, do hereby re-appoint said James C. Davis Director General of Railroads and Agent of the President, effective August 3d, 1923, with all the powers, duties and responsibilities conferred and imposed by said Acts and each of the proclamations originally appointing him as aforesaid, and hereby ratify and confirm his acts and deeds in the current administration of said affairs in the interval between August 3d, 1923 and the date of this proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 13th, day of August, in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Forty-eighth.


Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December, 1923 to March, 1925

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Carolyn Ledewitz who prepared this document for digital publication.

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