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Massachusetts Executive Orders 1-49

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Governor Paul A. Dever, 1949-53

Executive Orders Issued by Gov. Dever
EO No. Year Title/Subject
1 1950 Providing for Establishment of Local Civil Defense Organizations.
2 1950 Same Subject; State to Appoint Local Civil Defense Director if Municipality Does Not.
3 1950 Division of State into Nine Civil Defense Regions; Organization of State Civil Defense Agency. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
4 1951 Civil Defense Medical Services Organization. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
5 1951 Organization of Civil War Aid Divisions to Provide Welfare Services in Civil Defense Emergencies. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
6 1951 Organization and Direction of Police Services in Civil Defense Emergencies. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
7 1951 Organization and Direction of Firefighting Services in Civil Defense Emergencies. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
8 1951 Civil Defense Communications System. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
9 1951 Civil Defense Air Raid Warnings; and Ground Observation Corps Created Under National Guard. Revoked by 2 EO 28.
10 1951 Civil Defense Emergency Rescue and Evacuation System. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
11 1951 Public Utilities Installations and Services in Civil Defense Emergencies. Modified by 2 EO 25. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
12 1951 Division of Civil Defense Region 5 into Five Sectors. Amended by 2 EO 16. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
13 1951 Authorizing Armed Forces Chaplains to Perform Marriages Where One Party is Member of the Armed Forces.
14 1951 Civil Defense Alert System Established; Alert System Regulations re Movement of Persons and Vehicles. Amended by 2 EO 24. Revoked by 2 EO 31.
15 1952 Suspension of Banking Operations During Civil Defense Emergencies.
16 1952 Division of Civil Defense Regions into Sectors; 2 EO 12 Amended. Revoked by 2 EO 27.
17 1952 Travel by Uniformed and Civilian Personnel of Federal Armed Forces on Public Ways During Civil Defense Alerts. Revoked by 2 EO 31.
18 1952 Loans by Banks and Other Financial Institutions to Armed Forces Personnel under the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 and the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952.
19 1952 Educational Benefits for War Veterans.

Governor Christian A. Herter, 1953-57

Gov. Christian Herter's Executive Orders
EO No. Year Title/Subject
20 1953 Emergency Housing for Victims of the June 9, 1953 Tornado.
21 1953 Authorizing State Treasurer to Pay War Bonuses to Korean War Veterans from State Treasury Balances, Pending Sale of State Bonds to Finance Same.
22 1954 Authorizing Sunday Sales of Perishable Foodstuffs in Hurricane Emergency of August 31, 1954.
23 1954 Fee Waived for Replacement of Permits, Certificates and Licenses Destroyed or Lost in Hurricane of August 31, 1954.
24 1954 Travel by Authorized Persons During Civil Defense Alerts; 2 EO 14 Amended. Revoked by 2 EO 31.
25 1955 Civil Defense Planning by State Agencies; 2 EO 3-8, 2 EO 10 and 2 EO 11 Modified. Revoked by 2 EO 144.
26 1955 State Civil Defense Structure Reorganized; New Areas and Sectors Established. Revoked by 2 EO 34.
27 1955 Control of Resources and Property by State Civil Defense Agency in Civil Defense Emergencies; Emergency Procurement; Emergency Regulations; Authority of Local Civil Defense Organizations; Revocation of 2 EO 3-8, 2 EO 10-12 and 2 EO 16. Modified by 2 EO 37. Superseded in part by 2 EO 221.
28 1955 Transfer of Ground Observation Corps to State Civil Defense Agency from Adjutant General; Co-operation with U.S. Air Force; 2 EO 9 Revoked.
29 1955 Emergency Distribution of Dry Ice in Flood and Storm Ravaged Areas of Western Massachusetts.
30 1955 Fee Waived for Replacement of Permits, Certificates and Licenses Destroyed or Lost in Western Massachusetts Floods.
31 1956 Civil Defense Evacuation Procedures and Emergency Traffic Regulations; Civil Defense Alert System; 2 EO 14, 2 EO 17 and 2 EO 24 Revoked. Revoked by 2 EO 242.

Governor Foster Furcolo, 1957-61

Gov. Furcolo's Executive Orders
EO No. Year Title/Subject
32 1957 Authorizing State Civil Defense Agency to Institute Rain-Making Activities
33 1957 Authorizing State Civil Defense Agency to Institute Rain-Making Activities
34 1958 Reorganizing Areas and Sectors of State Civil Defense System; 2 EO 26 Revoked. Modified by 2 EO 37.
35 1960 Overtime Compensation of Personnel of State Agencies.
36 1960 Placing Employees of the State and Local Civil Defense Agencies (except directors) Under the Civil Service Law and Rules. Amended by 2 EO 38. Revoked by 2 EO 39.
37 1960 Establishing 14 Fire Mobilization Districts and Civil Defense Fire fighting System; 2 EO 27 Superseded in part and 2 EO 34 Modified. Replaced by 2 EO 221.

Governor John A. Volpe, 1961-63

Gov. Volpe's Executive Orders
EO No. Year Title/Subject
38 1961 Civil Service Law Status of State and Local Civil Defense Agency Personnel; 2 EO 36 Amended.
39 1961 2 EO 36 Revoked.
40 1961 Authorizing Municipalities to Contribute to Cost of Five Mobilization District Radio Communications Systems.
41 1961 Placing Employees of the State and Local Civil Defense Agencies (except directors) Under the Civil Service Law and Rules. Revoked by 2 EO 42.
42 1961 Same Subject; 2 EO 41 Revoked. Amended by 42A.
43 1962 Emergency Exists due to Strike-Ridden Metropolitan Transit Authority. Revoked by 2 EO 44.
44 1962 Ending Metropolitan Transit Authority Strike Emergency; 2 EO 43 Revoked.

Governor Endicott Peabody, 1963-65

Gov. Peabody's Executive Orders
EO No. Year Title/Subject
42A 1963 Requesting Earlier Unnumbered Executive Order issued on 7/11/62 be Given Number 42A. Amending 2 EO 42 re Civil Service Status of State and Local Civil Defense Agency Personnel.
45 1963 Designating November 28, 1963 as Thanksgiving Day and Special Day in Honor of the Assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
46 1964 Enlarging the Powers and Duties of the State and Local Civil Defense Agencies.

Governor John A. Volpe, 1965-69

Gov. Volpe's Executive Orders
EO No. Year Title/Subject
47 1965 Establishing an Executive Council for Value Analysis and Engineering, and a Committee on Value Analysis and Engineering, to Aid the Division of Industrial Engineering, and Defining Their Powers and Duties. Amended by 2 EO 56.
48 1965 Establishing a Governor's Committee on Fund-Raising Within the State Service; Regulation of Such Fund-Raising Activities of Voluntary Health; Welfare and Other Entities.
49 1966 Designating the State Department of Public Health as the State Agency to Regulate Public and Private Health Care Institution Services Under Title XIX of the Social Security Act; Designating the State Department of Public Welfare as the State Agency to Administer the State Plan for Medical Assistance Under that Title. Amended by 2 EO 51.