Executive Order 5145—Authorizing the Appointment of Ida A. Coffey Without Regard to Civil Service Rules
Mrs. Ida A. Coffey may be appointed to an appropriate position in the Department of Commerce without reference to the provisions of the civil service rules. Mrs. Coffey is the wife of Claude Coffey who served from 1920 to May 25, 1929, in the Patent Office, when he resigned because of ill health and is at present confined in the Naval Hospital, suffering from diabetes and tuberculosis.
Mrs. Coffey has three children, two girls, 7 and 6, and a boy, 4 years of age, as well as a mother dependent upon her for support.
The Secretary of Commerce recommends the issuance of this order, feeling that Mrs. Coffey's education and experience qualify her to render efficient service.
The White House,
June 29, 1929.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5145—Authorizing the Appointment of Ida A. Coffey Without Regard to Civil Service Rules Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/360845