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Executive Order 9831—Abolishing the Board of War Communications

February 24, 1947

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statues, including the Communications Act of 1934 (48 Stat. 1104, as amended; 47 U. S. C. 606), and as President of the United States, and in the interest of the internal management of the Government, it is hereby ordered as follows:

1. The Board of War Communications, established as the Defense Communications Board by Executive Order No. 8546 of September 24, 1940, is abolished, and all property and records thereof are transferred to the Federal Communications Commission.

2. Executive Orders No. 8546 of September 24, 1940, 8960 of December 6, 1941, 8964 of December 10, 1941, 9089 of March 6, 1942, and 9183 of June 15, 1942, are revoked.

HARRY S. TRUMAN

THE WHITE HOUSE,

February 24, 1947

Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9831—Abolishing the Board of War Communications Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278902

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