Executive Order 9610—Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to Acquire and Dispose of Property
WHEREAS the Veterans' Administration is declared by section 100 of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 284) as amended by Public Law 138, 79th Congress, approved July 6, 1945, to be an essential war agency; and
WHEREAS I find that there exists an acute shortage of space of the type required by the Veterans' Administration to perform the essential war-agency functions which the Veterans' Administration is authorized and directed by law to perform:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Title II of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, approved March 27, 1942 (56 Stat. 177), the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs, or any officer of the Veterans' Administration acting in behalf of the Administrator during his absence or disability, is hereby authorized to exercise the authority contained in the said Title II of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, to acquire, use, and dispose of any real property, temporary use thereof, or other interest therein, together with any personal property located thereon, or used therewith, that shall be deemed necessary for military, naval, or other war purposes.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 6, 1945
Harry S Truman, Executive Order 9610—Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to Acquire and Dispose of Property Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278151