Executive Order 9351—Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to Take Possession of and Operate the Plant of the Howarth Pivoted Bearings Company at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Whereas Howarth Pivoted Bearings Company has entered into contracts for the manufacture of war materials essential to the construction programs of the United States Navy Department and the United States Maritime Commission; and
Whereas it is deemed essential that the plant of Howarth Pivoted Bearings Company, located at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, be taken over for use and operation by the United States of America in order that it may be effectively operated in the manufacture of the kind, quantity, and quality of such war materials:
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, pursuant to the powers vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, as President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of the Navy immediately to take possession of and operate the plant of Howarth Pivoted Bearings Company, located at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in order to produce effectively essential war materials required by the United States of America and to do all things necessary or incidental to that end.
The Secretary of the Navy may exercise the authority herein conferred through and with the aid of such person or persons or instrumentalities as he may designate, and may select and hire such employees, including a competent civilian advisor on industrial relations, as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this order, and in furtherance of the purposes of this order, the Secretary of the Navy may exercise any existing contractual or other rights of the said company, and take such other steps as may be necessary or desirable.
Possession and operation of the said plant under this order will be terminated by the President as soon as he determines that such plant will be operated privately in a manner consistent with the war effort.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
The White House,
June 14, 1943.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9351—Authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to Take Possession of and Operate the Plant of the Howarth Pivoted Bearings Company at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/209867