Executive Order 9516—Possession and Operation of the Transportation System of the Bingham and Garfield Railway Company
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including the act of August 29, 1916, 39 Stat. 645, the First War Powers Act, and the War Labor Disputes Act, I hereby authorize the Secretary of War to take possession and assume control of the transportation system of the Bingham and Garfield Railway Co., together with any real or personal property, wherever situated, used in connection therewith, and to operate such system in accordance with the provisions of ail applicable laws and in such manner as he may deem needful or desirable for the effective prosecution of the war. Possession and control of the said system, or of any part thereof, so taken shall be terminated by the Secretary of War within sixty days after he determines that such possession and control are no longer needful or desirable for the effective prosecution of the war.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
The White House,
January 24, 1945.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9516—Possession and Operation of the Transportation System of the Bingham and Garfield Railway Company Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367976