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• Harry S. Truman
Executive Order 10111 - Establishing a Seal for the Central Intelligence Agency
February 17, 1950
WHEREAS section 2 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, approved June 20, 1949, (Public Law 110--81st Congress), provides, in part, that the Director of Central Intelligence shall cause a seal of office to be made for the Central Intelligence Agency of such design as the President shall approve and

WHEREAS the Director of Central Intelligence has caused to be made and has recommended that I approve a seal of office for the Central Intelligence Agency the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this order, and which is described in heraldic terms as follows:

SHIELD: Argent, a compass rose of sixteen point gules.

CREST: On a wreath argent and gules an American bald eagle's head erased proper.

Below the shield on a gold color scroll the inscription "United States of America in red letters, and encircling the shield and crest at the top the inscription "Central Intelligence Agency" in white letters.

All on a circular blue background with a narrow gold edge;

AND WHEREAS it appears that such seal is of suitable design and is appropriate for establishment as the official seal of the Central Intelligence Agency:

NOW, THEREFORE, by the virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the said section 2 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, I hereby approve such seal as the official seal of the Central Intelligence Agency.

HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 17, 1950

Citation: Harry S. Truman: "Executive Order 10111 - Establishing a Seal for the Central Intelligence Agency", February 17, 1950. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=59323.
 
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