Executive Order 5649—Authorizing the Appointment of Mrs. Helen Terrill Mays
Mrs. Helen Terrill Mays may be appointed to a clerical position in the classified service of the Treasury Department without compliance with the requirements of the civil-service rules.
Mrs. Mays is the widow of William O. Mays, who served as prohibition administrator of the eleventh district, with headquarters at Louisville, Ky., from October 17, 1925, to the date of his death on November 2, 1929. Mr. Mays's death left Mrs. Mays without means of support. Mrs. Mays has served temporarily as a special employee in the Bureau of Industrial Alcohol and has rendered satisfactory service. This order is recommended by the Secretary of the Treasury.
The White House,
June 12, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5649—Authorizing the Appointment of Mrs. Helen Terrill Mays Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361244