List of United States federal executive orders

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The following is an incomplete list of United States federal executive orders.

At the federal level of government in the United States, laws are made almost exclusively by legislation. Such legislation originates as an Act of Congress passed by the Congress of the United States (and its predecessor, the Continental Congress); such acts were either signed into law by the President or passed by Congress after a presidential veto.

However, legislation is not the only source of regulations which have the force of law. There is also judge-made common law and constitutional law. The President can issue executive orders pursuant to a grant of discretion from Congress, or under the inherent powers that office holds to deal with certain matters of foreign policy.

Many early executive orders were not recorded. The State Department began numbering executive orders in the early 20th century, starting retroactively from President Abraham Lincoln's Executive Order Establishing a Provisional Court in Louisiana issued in 1862.

Consolidated list of Presidents and Order numbers[edit]

PresidentTotal OrdersOrder Number Range
George Washington8unnumbered
John Adams1unnumbered
Thomas Jefferson4unnumbered
James Madison1unnumbered
James Monroe1unnumbered
John Quincy Adams3unnumbered
Andrew Jackson12unnumbered
Martin van Buren10unnumbered
William Henry Harrison0unnumbered
John Tyler17unnumbered
James K. Polk18unnumbered
Zachary Taylor5unnumbered
Millard Fillmore12unnumbered
Franklin Pierce35unnumbered
James Buchanan16unnumbered
Abraham Lincoln48unnumbered
Andrew Johnson79unnumbered
Ulysses S. Grant217unnumbered
Rutherford B. Hayes92unnumbered
James Garfield6unnumbered
Chester Arthur96unnumbered
Grover Cleveland - I113unnumbered
Benjamin Harrison143unnumbered
Grover Cleveland - II140unnumbered
William McKinley185unnumbered
Theodore Roosevelt1,081
William Howard Taft724
Woodrow Wilson1,803
Warren G. Harding522
Calvin Coolidge1,203
Herbert Hoover9685075 - 6070
Franklin D. Roosevelt3,5226071 - 9537
Harry S. Truman9079538 - 10431
Dwight D. Eisenhower48410432 - 10913
John F. Kennedy21410914 - 11127
Lyndon B. Johnson32511128 - 11451
Richard Nixon34611452 - 11797
Gerald R. Ford16911798 - 11966
Jimmy Carter32011967 - 12286
Ronald Reagan38112287 - 12667
George Bush16612668 - 12833
William J. Clinton36412834 - 13197
George W. Bush29113198 - 13488
Barack Obama16813489 - 13656...

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1800s[edit]

1900–1929[edit]

Herbert Hoover (1929–1933)[edit]

EOs 5075–6070 [7]

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933–1945)[edit]

Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Orders Disposition Tables[8]

Executive Orders 6071–9537

YearFirstLastTotal
193360716545573
193465466935474
193569367261394
193672627531274
193775327784253
19387784-A8030247
193980318316287
194083178624309
194186259005383
194290069292289
194392939412122
194494139508100
19459509953729

Harry S Truman (1945–1953)[edit]

Administration of Harry S Truman Executive Orders Disposition Tables[9]

Executive Orders 9538–10431

YearFirstLastTotal
194595389672139
194696739817148
194798189918100
1948991910025117
1949100261009469
1950100951019995
19511020010317118
19521031810420104
1953104211043111

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953–1961)[edit]

Administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Orders Disposition Tables[10]

EOs 10432–10913

Executive Orders 10432–10913

YearFirstLastTotal
1953104321051180
1954105121058475
1955105851064966
1956106501069344
1957106941074755
1958107481079750
1959107981085760
1960108581089942
1961109001091314

John F. Kennedy (1961–1963)[edit]

Administration of John F. Kennedy Executive Orders Disposition Tables[12]

Physical text copy of the Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps
Executive Order 10924
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Executive Orders 10914–11127

YearFirstLastTotal
1961109141098370
1962109841107289
1963110731112755

Lyndon B. Johnson (1963–1969)[edit]

Administration of Lyndon B. Johnson Executive Orders Disposition Tables[13]

EOs 11128–11451

Richard Nixon (1969–1974)[edit]

Administration of Richard Nixon Executive Orders Disposition Tables[14]

EOs 11452–11797

Gerald R. Ford (1974–1977)[edit]

EOs 11798–11966

Jimmy Carter (1977–1981)[edit]

Administration of Jimmy Carter Executive Orders Disposition Tables[17]

EOs 11967–12286

Ronald Reagan (1981–1989)[edit]

Administration of Ronald Reagan Executive Orders Disposition Tables[18] EOs 12287–12667

George H.W. Bush (1989–1993)[edit]

Administration of George Bush Executive Orders Disposition Tables[19]

Executive Orders 12668–12833

YearFirstLastTotal
1989126681269831
1990126991274143
1991127421278746
1992127881282740
199312828128336

Bill Clinton (1993–2001)[edit]

Administration of William J. Clinton Executive Orders Disposition Tables[20]

Executive Orders 12834–13197

YearFirstLastTotal
2001131861319712
2000131451318541
1999131101314435
1998130721310938
1997130341307138
1996129851303349
1995129451298440
1994128911294454
1993128341289057

George W. Bush (2001–2009)[edit]

Administration of George W. Bush Executive Orders Disposition Tables[21]

Executive Orders 13198–13488

YearFirstLastTotal
200913484134885
2008134541348330
2007134221345332
2006133951342127
2005133691339426
2004133241336845
2003132831332341
2002132521328231
2001131981325154
Total1319813488291


Barack Obama (2009–present)[edit]

Administration of Barack Obama Executive Orders Disposition Tables[22]

Executive Orders 13489 and above

YearFirstLastTotal
201413656136561
2013136361365520
2012135971363539
2011135631359634
2010135281356235
2009134891352739
Total1365613489168
Grand total per 2014-02-03.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index". Archives.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Executive Orders". Presidency.ucsb.edu. 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Complete Executive Orders by President Theodore Roosevelt". 
  4. ^ "Permanent Force for the Panama Canal". 
  5. ^ "National Academy of Sciences". 
  6. ^ "Distinguished Flying Cross Authorization". 
  7. ^ "Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index". National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). 2008-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  9. ^ "Administration of Harry S Truman Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  10. ^ "Administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  11. ^ "Executive Order 10834--The flag of the United States". 
  12. ^ "Administration of John F. Kennedy Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  13. ^ "Administration of Lyndon B. Johnson Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  14. ^ "Administration of Richard Nixon Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  15. ^ "Executive Order 11478". Finduslaw.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  16. ^ U.S. policy on assassinations. CNN.com 4 November 2002. Accessed 15 July 2009.
  17. ^ "Administration of Jimmy Carter Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  18. ^ "Administration of Ronald Reagan Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  19. ^ "Administration of George Bush Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  20. ^ "Administration of William J. Clinton Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  21. ^ "Administration of George W. Bush Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 
  22. ^ "Administration of Barack Obama Executive Orders Disposition Tables". 

External links[edit]

National Archives and Records Administration: