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Executive Order 6770 Creating the Industrial Emergency Committee.

June 30, 1934

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, and to effectuate the purposes of said Act and further to effectuate the purposes of the Executive Order of July 11, 1933, appointing a temporary Executive Council and the Executive Order of November 17, 1933, creating a National Emergency Council:

1. I hereby appoint Donald R. Richberg to serve (without compensation except as hereinafter provided) as Executive Secretary of the Executive Council and as Executive Director of the National Emergency Council from and after July l, 1934, until further order and during the absence of Frank C. Walker, who is hereby, at his request, temporarily relieved from the duties of said offices.

2. I hereby create an Industrial Emergency Committee, which shall be composed of:

The Secretary of the Interior,

The Secretary of Labor,

The Administrator of Federal Emergency Relief,

The Administrator for Industrial Recovery,

and a Director to be appointed by the President. It shall be the duty of said Industrial Emergency Committee to make recommendations to the President, through its director, with respect to problems of relief, public works, labor disputes and industrial recovery and to study and coordinate the handling of joint problems affecting these activities.

3. I hereby appoint Donald R. Richberg Director of said Industrial Emergency Committee and direct that he be given leave of absence as General Counsel of the National Recovery Administration until September 1st, with pay, in order that he may fulfill the duties of the positions to which he is hereby appointed and such further functions and duties as shall be prescribed by the President.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6770 Creating the Industrial Emergency Committee. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208463

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