Executive Order 9769—Amendment of the Regulations Governing the Appointment of Postmasters of the Fourth Class
WHEREAS under the regulations now in force the appointment of postmasters of the fourth class may be made without regard to the competitive provisions of the Civil Service Rules in any case in which the compensation of the office is not in excess of $500 per annum; and
WHEREAS it is deemed desirable and in the public interest that the said limitation of $500 be raised to $1,000;
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Civil service Act (22 Stat. 403) and section 1753 of the Revised Statutes (5 U.S.C. 631), and for the purpose of carrying out the objective aforesaid, the regulations prescribe or approved by the President governing the appointment of postmasters of the fourth class are hereby amended by substituting "$1000" for $500" wherever the latter sum appears in the regulation.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 14, 1946
Harry S Truman, Executive Order 9769—Amendment of the Regulations Governing the Appointment of Postmasters of the Fourth Class Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/231479