208. Executive Order No. 105981


By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes, and as President of the United States, it is ordered that subsections, (b) and (d) of Section 1 of Executive Order No. 10483 of September 2, 1953 (18 F.R. 5379)2 be, and they are hereby, amended to read, respectively, as follows:

“(b) The Board shall have as members the following: (1) the Under Secretary of State, who shall represent the Secretary of State and shall be the chairman of the Board, (2) the Deputy Secretary of Defense, who shall represent the Secretary of Defense, (3) the Director of the Foreign Operations Administration, (4) the Director of Central Intelligence, (5) the Director of the United States Information Agency, and (6) one or more representatives of the President to be designated by the President. Each head of agency referred to in items (1) to (5), inclusive, in this Section 1 (b) may provide for an alternate member who shall serve as a member of the Board in lieu of the regular member representing the agency concerned when such regular member is for reasons beyond his control unable to attend any meeting of the Board; and any alternate member shall while serving as such have in all respects the same status as a member of the Board as does the regular member in lieu of whom he serves.”

“(d) The Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs may attend any meeting of the Board.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower
  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry, Job 86–T00268R, Box 9. Unclassified. Reprinted from Federal Register 55–1831, Vol. 20, Number 41, March 1, 1955.
  2. Document 157.
  3. Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.