Open Government at the National Archives

Dataset - Executive Orders of the Presidents of the United States

What is the data?

Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government. The text of Executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each Executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of Executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

How do I access the data?

What high value criteria does it meet?

Access to Executive Orders of the President:

  • improves public knowledge of agency and its operations
  • furthers the core mission of the agency
  • response to need and demand as identified through public consultation

Is this the first time the data is available?

This is the first time the data is available as raw data in CSV format.

Who may be interested in this information?

Citizens, lawmakers, Federal agencies and employees, academics, and researchers.

Who do I contact if I have questions about this data?


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