Executive Order 5617—Authorizing the Appointment of Mrs. Elsie K. Demshock
Mrs. Elsie K. Demshock may be appointed to an appropriate position in the Navy Department without reference to the provisions of the civil-service rules.
Mrs. Demshock is the widow of John Joseph Demshock, chief aviation pilot, United States Navy, who was killed in an airplane crash in line of duty on August 24, 1929, at Eugene, Oreg.
This order is issued upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Navy.
The White House,
May 4, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5617—Authorizing the Appointment of Mrs. Elsie K. Demshock Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361225