Executive Order 11462—Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on March 31, 1969, and For the Granting of Administrative Leave on March 28, 1969
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. All executive departments, independent establishments, and other governmental agencies, including their field services, shall be closed on Monday, March 31, 1969, as a mark of respect for General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower, the thirty-fourth President of the United States.
SEC. 2. Section 1 of this order shall not apply to those offices and installations, or parts thereof, in the Department of State, the Department of Defense, or other departments, independent establishments, and governmental agencies which the heads thereof determine should remain open for reasons of national security or defense or other public reasons.
SEC. 3. The heads of executive departments, independent establishments, and other Government agencies may excuse from duty for the remainder of his tour of duty on Friday, March 28, 1969, without charge to leave, any employee engaged in the performance of his duty at the time of the death of General Eisenhower at 12:25 p.m. on that day.
The White House
March 28, 1969
NOTE: Executive Order 11462 was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
Richard Nixon, Executive Order 11462—Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on March 31, 1969, and For the Granting of Administrative Leave on March 28, 1969 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/305944