Executive Order 5146—Authorizing the Appointment of Edna May Without Regard to Civil Service Rules
Mrs. Edna May may be appointed as an Operative in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without compliance with the requirements of the civil service rules. This order is recommended by the Secretary of the Treasury, who states that Mrs. May is the widow of Ellwood D. May, a former plate printer in the Bureau, who died in August, 1928, leaving his widow without adequate means to support herself, two minor children, and her mother.
The White House,
June 29, 1929.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5146—Authorizing the Appointment of Edna May Without Regard to Civil Service Rules Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/360846