Executive Order 10491—Amendment of Executive Order No. 10450 of April 27, 1953, Relating to Security Requirements for Government Employment
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, including section 1753 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (5 U.S.C. 631); the Civil Service Act of 1883 (22 Stat. 403; 5 U.S.C. 632. et seq.); section 9A of the act of August 2, 1939, 53 Stat. 1148 (5 U.S.C. 118 j); and the act of August 26, 1950, 64 Stat. 476 (5 U.S.C. 22-1, et seq.), and as President of the United States, and finding such action necessary in the best interests of the national security, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Subsection (a) of section 8 of Executive Order No. 10450 of April 27, 1953, relating to security requirements for Government employment, is hereby amended by adding thereto at the end thereof paragraph (8) as follows:
"(8) Refusal by the individual, upon the ground of constitutional privilege against self-incrimination, to testify before a congressional committee regarding charges of his alleged disloyalty or other misconduct."
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 13, 1953.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Executive Order 10491—Amendment of Executive Order No. 10450 of April 27, 1953, Relating to Security Requirements for Government Employment Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307015