By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes, including the last paragraph of Title I of the First Supplemental Surplus Appropriation Rescission Act, 1946 (60 Stat. 13), and as President of the Untied States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
1. The Office of Defense Transportation, established by Executive Order No. 8989 (6 F.R. 6725; 3 CFR, 1943 Cm. Supp.) of December 18, 1941, together with the office of Director of the Office of Defense Transportation, is hereby terminated.
2. The Interstate Commerce Commission is hereby designated as the agency which shall complete the liquidation of the affairs of the Office of Defense Transportation. For the purpose of such liquidation there are hereby transferred to the Interstate Commerce Commission the remaining records, property, and personnel of the Office of Defense Transportation and so much of the funds thereof as the Bureau of the Budget shall determine, together with so much of the functions of said Office and of its Director as is necessary in order to accomplish such liquidation, including the remaining functions of such Office and Director under Executive Orders No. 9462 (9 F.R. 10071; 3 CFR, 1944 Supp.), 9554 (10 F.R. 5981; 3 CFR, 1945 Supp.) and 9693 (11 F.R. 1421; 3 CFR, 1946 Supp.).
3. To facilitate the performance of its functions hereunder, the Interstate Commerce Commission itself, or such division, commissioner, officer or employee of the Commission as it may designate, is authorized to act, under the authority of this order, under the title and designation of "Administrator of the Affairs of Federal Managers."
4. This order supersedes all prior Executive orders to the extent that hey are in conflict with this order and shall be effective as of July 1, 1949.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 6, 1949