Executive Order 5164—Authorizing the Appointment of James Lawrence Bent Without Regard to Civil Service Rules
Mr. James Lawrence Bent, chief electrician's mate, United States Navy, may be appointed to the position of lieutenant of police, Industrial Department, Naval Station, Cavite, Philippine Islands, to fill an existing vacancy, without regard to the Civil Service Act or Rules.
Mr. Bent qualified in the last policeman examination held in the Philippines, with a mark of 93.7, but since he is No. 13 on the register is not within reach for regular appointment. Mr. Bent has been acting as chief of the Navy Yard Police for over four years.
This order is issued upon recommendation of the Secretary of the Navy.
The White House,
July 25, 1929.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5164—Authorizing the Appointment of James Lawrence Bent Without Regard to Civil Service Rules Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/360863