Executive Order 7788—Exemption of Joseph J. McGuigan From Compulsory Retirement for Age
Whereas section 92 of title 2 of the Canal Zone Code, approved June 19, 1934 (48 Stat. 1122), provides in part:
"All employees to whom this article applies shall, after reaching the age of sixty-two years and having rendered at least fifteen years of service on the Isthmus of Panama, be automatically separated from the service and retired on the annuity provided for herein; and all salary, pay, or compensation shall ceas6 from that date.
On and after July 1, 1932, no employee to whom this article applies who shall have reached the retirement age prescribed for automatic separation from the service, 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 paragraph any person when, in his judgment, the public interest so requires: * * *";
And Whereas the public interest requires that Joseph J. McGuigan, District Attorney for the Canal Zone, who, on March 17, 1938, 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 May 17, 1939, and thereafter until his successor is appointed and qualified:
Now, Therefore, by virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the aforesaid section, I do hereby exempt Joseph J. McGuigan from the provisions thereof and continue him in the service until May 17, 1939, and thereafter until his successor is appointed and qualified.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The White House,
January 11, 1938.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7788—Exemption of Joseph J. McGuigan From Compulsory Retirement for Age Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/210381