Executive Agencies and the Office of President

Info on Office of the President and Executive Agencies, including Biographies, Treaties and Executive Orders

Types of Presidential Documents

Executive Orders are signed documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

Proclamations are signed documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States communicates information on holidays, commemorations, special observances, and trade.

Administrative orders are unnumbered signed documents through which the President of the United States conducts the administrative operations of the Federal Government. Administrative orders include but are not limited to memoranda, notices, determinations, letters, and messages.

Executive Orders & Presidential Proclamations

Executive Orders are binding, unilateral proclamations used by a President to exercise authority. Presidential proclamations are more ceremonial in nature, such as declaring National Safe Boating Week.

Older Executive Orders & Proclamations

Unnumbered Executive Orders and Proclamations


Vol. 1 :  Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison
Vol. 2 :  Monroe, Adams, Jackson
Vol. 3 :  Jackson, Van Buren, 
Vol. 4 :  Harrison, Tyler, Polk
Vol. 5 :  Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan
Vol. 6 :  Lincoln, Johnson
Vol. 7 :  Grant, Hayes
Vol. 8 :  Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland
Vol. 9 :  Harrison, Cleveland
Vol. 10 : Appendex and Index


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History of Executive Orders