Executive Order 9725--Designating the Alien Property Custodian to administer the powers and authority conferred upon the President by sections 20 and 32 of the Trading With the Enemy Act, as amended
Source: The provisions of Executive Order 9725 of May 16, 1946, appear at 11 FR 5381, 3 CFR, 1943-1948 Comp., p. 529, unless otherwise noted.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by Title III of the First War Powers Act, 1941 (50 U.S.C. App., Sup., 616 et seq.), as amended, by the Trading with the Enemy Act of October 6, 1917 (50 U.S.C. App., 1 et seq.), as amended, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
The Alien Property Custodian1 is designated as the officer to administer the powers and authority conferred upon the President by section 20 of the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended by Public Law 322, 79th Congress, approved March 8, 1946, and by section 32 of the said act, as added by the said Public Law 322.
The Alien Property Custodian may delegate to officers and employees of the Office of Alien Property Custodian such functions as he may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this order.
This order shall not be construed as revoking or limiting any power or authority heretofore delegated to the Alien Property Custodian.
1 Editorial note: The Office of Alien Property Custodian was terminated by Executive Order 9788 of Oct. 14, 1946, 11 FR 11981, 12123, 3 CFR 1943-1948 Comp., p. 575, and its functions were transferred to the Attorney General of the United States. The functions transfer was made permanent by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1947, 12 FR 4534, 3 CFR, 1943-1948 Comp., p. 1070, effective July 1, 1947. The Office of Alien Property was transferred to the Civil Division of the Department of Justice by Attorney General Order 249-61 of Sept. 1, 1961, and was subsequently abolished by Executive Order 11281 of May 13, 1966, 31 FR 7215, 3 CFR, 1955-1970 Comp., p. 546. The remaining functions were transferred to the Secretary of the Treasury.