Executive Order 9589—Restricting Competition in Certain Civil Service Examinations to Veterans
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 3 of the Veterans' Preference Act of 1944, approved June 27, 1944 (58 Stat. 387, 388), and section 1753 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (5 U.S.C. 631), it is hereby ordered as follows:
In civil service examinations for the position of Veterans' Relations Adviser the positions of Contact Officer, Assistant Contact Officer, Senior Contact Representative, and Contact Representative in the Veterans' Administration, competition shall be restricted by the Civil Service Commission to persons entitled to preference under the said Veterans' Preference Act of 1944, as long as persons entitled to preference are available and during the present war and for five years following the termination thereof.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 16, 1945
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9589—Restricting Competition in Certain Civil Service Examinations to Veterans Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278084