Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 6129—Administration of the Emergency Conservation Work

May 11, 1933

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the act of Congress entitled "AN ACT For the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes", approved March 31, 1933 (Public, No. 5—73d Cong.), and supplementing Executive Order No. 6101, dated April 5, 1933, it is hereby ordered that:

(1) The enrollment of 25,000 veterans of the World War be undertaken as soon as possible under supervision and such regulations as may be deemed necessary and desirable by the Director of the Emergency Conservation Work.

(2) These men shall be enrolled under practically the same conditions as apply to the original enrollment formerly authorized.

(3) The veterans contingent shall be made a separate part of the organization and a distinctive part of the enterprise.

(4) The enrollment of this special veterans contingent shall proceed as rapidly as possible and their assignment to proper work camps shall be made in accordance with the regular program.

(5) Actual enrollment will not proceed until full plans to govern same have been agreed on and made public.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
May 11, 1933.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6129—Administration of the Emergency Conservation Work Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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