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Executive Order 10644—November 7, 1955

ADMINISTRATION OF TITLE II OF THE INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS SETTLE

MENT ACT OF 1949, AS AWARDED, RELATING TO THE VESTING AND LIQUIDATION OF BULGARIAN, HUNGARIAN, AND RUMANIAN PROPERTY

By virtue of the authority vested in me by Title II of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as added by Public Law 285, 84th Congress, approved August 9, 1955 (69 Stat. 562), and by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. The Attorney General, and, as designated by the Attorney General for this purpose, any Assistant Attorney General are hereby designated and empowered to perform the functions conferred by the said Title II of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 upon the President, and the functions conferred by that title upon any designee of the President.

SEC. 2. The Attorney General is hereby designated as the officer in whom property shall vest under the said Title II.

Sec. 3. As used in this order, the term "functions" includes duties, powers, responsibilities, authority, and discretion, and the term “perform" may be construed to include "exercise”.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Executive Order 10896—November 29, 1960

AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6260 OF AUGUST 28, 1933

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 5(b) of the act of October 6, 1917, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 95a, and in view of the continued existence of the national emergency proclaimed by Proclamation No. 2914 of December 16, 1950, 1, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby confirm Executive Order No. 6260 of August 28, 1933, as amended, and do hereby further amend Executive Order No. 6260 as follows:

1. Section 3 is revoked. 2. The first paragraph of section 5 is amended by deleting the proviso at the end thereof, and by inserting a period in place of the colon after the phrase "this Executive Order” where it appears in such paragraph.

3. Section 7 is revoked.

This amendment of Executive Order No. 6260, as amended, shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal cause prior to the effective date of this amendment, and all penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities under Executive Order No. 6260, as heretofore amended, shall continue and may be enforced as if this amendment had not been made. All licenses, orders, rules, or regulations heretofore issued under Executive Order No. 6260, as amended, and now in effect, including the Gold Regulations constituting Part 54 of Title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations, are hereby approved, ratified, and confirmed and shall continue in full force and effect until amended, modified, or revoked by the Secretary of the Treasury.

This amendment shall become effective upon filing for publication with the Office of the Federal Register.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Executive Order 10905—January 14, 1961

AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6260 OF AUGUST 28, 1933,

AS AMENDED

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 5(b) of the act of October 6, 1917, as amended, 12 U.S.C. $ 95a, and in view of the continued existence of the national emergency proclaimed by Proclamation No. 2914 of December 16, 1950, 1, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby further amend Executive Order No. 6260, as amended, as follows:

1. By amending section 2 to read as follows:

“2. Ăs used in this order, the term 'person' means an individual, partnership, association or corporation; the term “United States' means the United States and any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof; and the term “person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States' means: (a) any individual who is a citizen of the United States; (b) any individual, wherever located, who is a resident of, or domiciled in, the United States; (c) any partnership, association, corporation or other organization which is organized or doing business under the laws of the United States or of any state or territory thereof or the District of Columbia and; (d) any partnership, association, corporation or other organization wherever organized or doing business which is owned or controlled by persons specified in (a), (b), or (c)."

2. By adding at the end thereof a new section 12 reading as follows: “12. Except under license issued therefor pursuant to the provisions of this order, no person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States shall, after the effective date of this section, acquire, hold in his Possession, earmark, or retain any interest, legal or equitable, in any gold coin (other than gold coin having a recognized special value to collectors of rare and unusual coin), gold certificates, or gold bullion situated outside of the United States, or any securities issued by any person holding, as a substantial part of his assets, gold as a store of value or as, or in lieu of, money and not for a specific and customary industrial, professional or artistic use. The Secretary of the Treasury, subject to such other regulations as he may prescribe, is authorized to issue licenses permitting, until June 1, 1961, the holding and disposition of any such securities or gold coin, certificates or bullion acquired by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States prior to the effec

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tive date of this section and owned by such persons on such date. The Secretary is further authorized to issue licenses permitting the acquisition and holding by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States of gold bullion situated outside of the United States which the Secretary or such agency as he may designate is satisfied is required for legitimate and customary use in the industry, profession or art in which such person is regularly engaged."

This amendment shall become effective upon filing for publication with the Office of the Federal Register.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Executive Order 11037—July 20, 1962

AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 6260 OF

AUGUST 28, 1933, AS AMENDED By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 5(b) of the Act of October 6, 1917, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 95a, and in view of the continued existence of the national emergency proclaimed by Proclamation No. 2914 of December 16, 1950, Î, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, do hereby further amend Executive Order No. 6260, as amended, as follows:

1. Section 12 is amended to read as follows: “12. Except under license issued therefor pursuant to the provisions of this order, no person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States shall, after the effective date of this section, acquire, hold in his possession, earmark, or retain any interest, legal or equitable, in any gold coin, gold certificates, or gold bullion, situated outside of the United States or any securities issued by any person holding, as a substantial part of his assets, gold as a store of value or as, or in lieu of, money and not for a specific and customary industrial, professional or artistic use. The Secretary of the Treasury, subject to such other regulations as he may prescribe, is authorized to issue licenses permitting the acquisition and holding by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States of gold bullion situated outside of the United States which the Secretary or such agency as he may designate is satisfied is required for legitimate and customary use in the industry, profession, or art in which such person is regularly engaged.”

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1 of this Order, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to issue licenses permitting, until January 1, 1963, the holding and disposition or importation of gold coins having a recognized special value to collectors of rare and unusual coin situated outside of the United States which were acquired by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States prior to the effective date of this amendment and are owned by such persons on such date.

This amendment shall become effective upon filing for publication with the Office of the Federal Register.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

Executive Order 11086-February 26, 1963

AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 10587 RELATING TO THE ADMIN

ISTRATION OF SECTION 32(h) OF THE TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq.), and by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code (65 Stat. 713), and as President of the United States, it is ordered that sections 1, 2 and 3 of Executive Order No. 10587 of January 13, 1955 (20 F.R. 361) are amended to read as follows:

“SECTION 1, The Jewish Restitution Successor Organization, a charitable membership organization incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, is hereby designated as successor in interest to deceased persons in accordance with and for the purposes of subsection (h) of section 32 of the Trading with the Enemy Act, as added by the Act of August 23, 1954 (68 Stat. 767), and amended by section 204(a) of Public Law 87–846, approved October 22, 1962 (76 Stat. 1114).

“Sec. 2. Exclusive of the designation of the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization under section 1 of this Order and the exercise of jurisdiction over the claims referred to in section 3, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission is hereby delegated and shall carry out the functions provided for in subsection (h) of section 32 of the Trading with the Enemy Act (as amended, including the designation or refusal of designation of other organizations under the first sentence of that subsection, the payment of $500,000 out of the War Claims Fund to the designated organization or organizations and all other powers, duties, authority and discretion vested in or conferred upon the President. .

“SEC. 3. Jurisdiction over the claims filed by the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization with the Attorney General under subsection (h) of section 32 of the Trading with the Enemy Act prior to the amendment thereof by section 204(a) of Public Law 87-846 shall remain with the Attorney General pending the discharge of such claims by that organization's acceptance of payment pursuant to subsection (h), as amended, or other discharge of such claims pursuant to law."

JOHN F. KENNEDY

Executive Order 11281—May 13, 1966 TRANSFERRING JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN BLOCKED ASSETS FROM

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

WHEREAS before October 1, 1948, the Secretary of the Treasury administered the blocking controls and other restrictions over property and interests of certain foreign countries or their nationals that had been imposed, under the authority of section 5(b) of the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 5(b)), by means of and under Executive Order No. 8389 of April 10, 1940, as amended; and

WHEREAS by Executive Order No. 9989 of August 20, 1948, jurisdiction over the property and interests which remained blocked or restricted under Executive Order No. 8389 on September 30, 1948, was transferred, effective October 1, 1948, to the Attorney General to aid him in carrying out his functions as successor to the Alien Property Custodian, including, among others, the function of vesting property pursuant to the provisions of the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended; and

WHEREAS by Executive Order No. 10644 of November 7, 1955, the Attorney General was designated to carry out the functions of the President under Title II of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 (as added by the Act of August 9, 1955, Public Law 285, 84th Congress, 69 Stat. 562), including certain vesting and blocking functions required by section 202 of that Act (22 U.S.C. 1631a), and the Attorney General, as designee of the President, exercises controls under Executive Order No. 8389 with respect to the net proceeds of certain property that are carried, pursuant to section 202, in blocked accounts with the Treasury; and

WHEREAS the functions of vesting property under the Trading with the Enemy Act and under section 202 of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 have been terminated; and

WHEREAS the blocking controls now exercised by the Attorney General under Executive Order No. 8389 are limited in application to property of Hungary or its nationals acquired on or before January 1, 1945; property of Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or nationals of those countries acquired on or before December 7, 1945; property of East Germany or its nationals acquired on or before December 31, 1946, and certain securities scheduled in General Rulings No. 5 and No. 5B, as amended (8 CFR 511.205 and 511.205b); and

WHEREAS the Office of Alien Property, through which the Attorney General carries out or has carried out the various responsibilities described above, will be abolished on or before June 30, 1966, and the Attorney General thereafter will not be in a position to administer blocking controls under Executive Order No. 8389 efficiently; and

WHEREAS in the interest of efficiency it is desirable to return to the Secretary of the Treasury jurisdiction over the property and interests remaining subject to such blocking controls:

Now, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, Title II of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 and section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. The authority granted to the Attorney General by Executive Order No. 9989 with respect to property and

interests blocked or otherwise subject to restriction under Executive Order No. 8389 is hereby terminated and Executive Order No. 9989 is hereby superseded.

SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Treasury shall hereafter be responsible for the administration of the controls exercisable under Executive Order No. 8389, and he is authorized and directed to take such action as

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