Executive Order 7428—Exemption of William E. Cotton from Compulsory Retirement for Age
Whereas section 204 of the act of June 30, 1932, 47 Stat. 382, 404 (U.S.C., title 5, sec. 715a), provides:
"On and after July 1, 1932, no person rendering civilian service in any branch or service of the United States Government or the municipal government of the District of Columbia who shall have reached the retirement age prescribed for automatic separation from the service, applicable to such person, shall be continued in such service, notwithstanding any provision of law or regulation to the contrary: Provided, That the President may, by Executive Order, exempt from the provisions of this section any person when, in his judgment, the public interest so requires * * *";
And Whereas the public interest requires that William E. Cotton, principal veterinarian, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, who, during the month of September, 1936, will reach the retirement age prescribed for automatic separation from the service, be exempted from the provisions of this section and continued in the service until October 1, 1937:
Now, Therefore, by virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the aforesaid section, I do hereby exempt William E. Cotton from the provisions thereof and continue him in the service until October 1, 1937.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The White House,
August 11, 1936.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7428—Exemption of William E. Cotton from Compulsory Retirement for Age Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/355221