Proclamation, December 14, 1925

Purpose: Appointment of Director General of Railroads

Date: December 14, 1925

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Whereas James C. Davis has tendered his resignation as Director General of Railroads; and

Whereas such resignation has been accepted effective upon the qualification of his successor.

Now, therefore, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United States, under and by virtue of the power and authority so vested in me under the Transportation Act of 1920, the unrepealed provisions of the Federal Control Act of March 21, 1918, and the “Act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, and for other purposes”, approved August 29, 1916, and of all other powers me hereto enabling, do hereby appoint, effective at midnight on the 31st day of December, 1925, Andrew W. Mellon, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of the Treasury, to be Director General of Railroads in the stead of the said James C. Davis, and do hereby delegate to and continue and confirm in him all powers and authority heretofore granted to and now possessed by the said James C. Davis as Director General of Railroads; and do hereby authorize and direct the said Andrew W. Mellon, or his successor in office, until otherwise provided by Proclamation of the President or by Act of Congress, either personally or through such divisions, agencies, or persons as he may authorize, to exercise and perform, as fully in all respects as the President is authorized to do, all and singular the powers and duties conferred or imposed upon me by the said unrepealed provisions of the Federal Control Act of March 21, 1918, and the said Transportation Act of February 28, 1920, except the designation of the Agent under Section 206 thereof.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done by the President at the City of Washington this 14th day of December, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-five and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Fiftieth.


Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December 1925 to March 1927

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Greg Harkenrider who prepared this document for digital publication.

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