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  Executive Orders: Washington - Obama

President
Term

Total Orders1

EO Number Range
George Washington Total 8 unnumbered
John Adams

Total

1 unnumbered
Thomas Jefferson Total 4 unnumbered
James Madison

Total

1 unnumbered
James Monroe Total
1
unnumbered
John Quincy Adams

Total

3 unnumbered
Andrew Jackson Total
12
unnumbered
Martin van Buren

Total

10 unnumbered
William Henry Harrison Total
0
unnumbered
John Tyler

Total

17 unnumbered
James K. Polk Total
18
unnumbered
Zachary Taylor Total 5 unnumbered
Millard Fillmore Total 12 unnumbered
Franklin Pierce

Total

35
unnumbered
James Buchanan Total 16 unnumbered
Abraham Lincoln

Total

48 unnumbered
Andrew Johnson Total
79
unnumbered
Ulysses S. Grant

Total

217 unnumbered
Rutherford B. Hayes Total
92
unnumbered
James Garfield Total 6 unnumbered
Chester Arthur Total 96 unnumbered
Grover Cleveland - I

Total

113 unnumbered
Benjamin Harrison Total
143
unnumbered
Grover Cleveland - II

Total

140 unnumbered
William McKinley Total
185
unnumbered
Theodore Roosevelt

Total

1,081  
William Howard Taft Total
724
 
Woodrow Wilson

Total

1,803  
Warren G. Harding Total
522
 
Calvin Coolidge

Total

1,203  
Herbert Hoover Total 968 5075 - 6070
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Total

3,522 6071 - 9537
Harry S. Truman Total
907
9538 - 10431
I 504 9538 - 10029
II 403 10030 - 10431
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Total

484 10432 - 10913
I 266 10432 - 10695-A
II 218 10696 - 10913
John F. Kennedy Total 214 10914 - 11127
Lyndon B. Johnson

Total

325
11128 - 11451
Richard Nixon Total 346 11452 - 11797
I 247 11452 - 11698
II 99 11699 - 11797
Gerald R. Ford

Total

169
11798 - 11966
Jimmy Carter Total 320 11967 - 12286
Ronald Reagan

Total

381
12287 - 12667
I 213 12287 - 12499
II 168 12500 - 12667
George Bush Total 166 12668 - 12833
William J. Clinton

Total

364 12834 - 13197
I 200 12834 - 13033
II 164 13034 - 13197
George W. Bush Total
291
13198 - 13488
I 173 13198 - 13370
II 118 13371 - 13488
Barack Obama

Total

168 13489 - 13656...
I 147 13489 - 13635
  II 21 13636 - 13656...

Last Update: Data Through January 20, 2014. (through 5 years of the Obama Administration)

Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Executive Orders." The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA. 1999-2014. Available from the World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/orders.php.

Notes:
1 1789 to 1945 (Roosevelt) data includes "numbered" and "unnumbered" executive orders. 1945 (Truman) data includes only numbered executive orders including those with letter designations (ex. Executive Order 9577-A).

Data Sources:
• 1789 - 1945 (Roosevelt) data obtained from Lyn Ragsdale, "Vital Statisitcs on the Presidency: Washington to Clinton." rev. ed. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1998).
• 1945 (Truman) - present data compiled by Gerhard Peters, The American Presidency Project, from documents contained in the Federal Register.



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