Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 6693—Creation of the Committee on National Land Problems

April 28, 1934

Whereas it is deemed desirable and in the public interest that a comprehensive survey and study of our national land problems be made for the purposes of (1) improving practices in land utilization, (2) better balancing our agricultural production, (3) aiding in the solution of human problems in land use, and (4) developing a national land program; and

Whereas it is necessary and expedient that a committee be created to make such survey and study;

Now, Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, there is hereby created a committee which shall be known as "the Committee on National Land Problems."

The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the President, and it shall be composed of one representative of each of the following:

          Department of the Interior
          Department of Agriculture
          Federal Emergency Relief Administration

The Committee shall act in a capacity advisory to the President, and its members shall serve without compensation.

The Committee shall perform such functions and duties as may be necessary and as the President may prescribe to effectuate the purposes for which it is created.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
April 28, 1934.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6693—Creation of the Committee on National Land Problems Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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