Executive Order 5742—Authorizing the Appointment of Mr. William C. White
Mr. William C. White may be appointed to the position of naval architect, Professional Service, grade 4, at $3,800 per annum, to act as chief draftsman in the Office of the Superintending Constructor, United States Navy, Groton, Conn., in connection with the construction of the submarine Cuttlefish.
Qualified persons for this position are limited in number, difficult to locate, and except in rare instances can not be obtained through civil-service open competitive examinations. It is essential that the appointee be familiar with the construction of submarines in accordance with the practice of the Navy Department. Mr. White has had nearly five years of service under the Navy Department and subsequent thereto has been engaged upon shipbuilding work. He is known to possess the requisite qualifications for the position of chief draftsman.
This order is issued upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Navy.
The White House,
November 3, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5742—Authorizing the Appointment of Mr. William C. White Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361313