EXECUTIVE ORDER 8501
TRANSFERRING THE FORT HOWARD MILITARY RESERVATION, MARYLAND, TO THE CONTROL AND JURISDICTION OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
August 2, 1940
By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1925 (43 Stat. 1212), it is hereby ordered that the Fort Howard Military Reservation, as it now exists, situate on North Point, in the County of Baltimore, State of Maryland, containing a total area of 155.637 acres, more or less, be, and it is hereby, transferred from the control and jurisdiction of the War Department to the control and jurisdiction of the Veterans Administration: Provided, however, That the War Department shall continue its present occupancy of the Fort Howard Military Reservation until such time as additional facilities now being constructed at the Arlington Cantonment, Virginia, are ready for military use.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 2, 1940.
Exec. Order No. 8501, 5 FR 2753, 1940 WL 3628 (Pres.)