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Executive Order 11124—Enlarging the Membership of the President's Advisory Council on the Arts

October 28, 1963

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 11112 of June 12, 1963, headed "Establishing the President's Advisory Council on the Arts's" is hereby amended by substituting for subsection (b) of Section 1 thereof the following:

The Council will be composed of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Postmaster General, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, the Housing and Home Finance Administrator, the Chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Director of the United States Information Agency, the Administrator of General Services, the President of the National Gallery of Art, the Chairman of the Trustees of the National Cultural Center, the President's Special Consultant on the Arts, and no more than forty members appointed by the President from among persons in private life who are widely recognized for their role in the arts, including practicing artists, civic and cultural leaders, and others professionally engaged in the arts. Members from private life shall serve for terms of two years, except that the terms of members initially appointed shall be for one or two years as specified by the President. The Chairman shall also invite the Librarian of Congress to be a member of the Council."

SEC. 2. Section 1 of this order shall not be deemed to terminate or change the tenure, as a member of the President's Advisory Council on the Arts, of any person who on the date next preceding the date of this order in such a member.



October 28, 1963

John F. Kennedy, Executive Order 11124—Enlarging the Membership of the President's Advisory Council on the Arts Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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