Executive Order 1755


Whereas, an Executive Order was promulgated on February 26, 1913, providing a method of compensation for personal injuries to, or for the death of, employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission and of the Panama Railroad Company, and no appropriation has been made available for the payment of compensation under the terms of such Order;

And whereas, the provisions for the payment of claims for injuries to, or for the death of, employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission and of the Panama Railroad Company, in force prior to the time of the promulgation of said Order of February 26, 1913, should continue until the Order Just mentioned can be made effective;

By virtue of the authority vested in me,

It is ordered, That the operation of the said Order of February 26, 1913, is hereby suspended until further executive order or direction in the premises;

And it is further ordered, That, until such further order or direction, payment of compensation for injuries to, or for the death of, employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission and of the Panama Railroad Company, occurring after February 28, 1913, shall, as before that date, continue to be made in accordance with the Act of Congress, approved May 30, 1908 (35 Stat. 556). being "An Act Granting to certain employees of the United States the right to receive from it compensation for injuries sustained in the course of their employment," the Act of Congress, approved February 24, 1909 (35 Stat. 645), being "An Act Relating to injured employees on the Isthmian Canal," Section 5 of the Act of Congress, approved March 4, 1911, being "An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twelve, and for other purposes," the laws of the Canal Zone, and the rules and regulations heretofore made in regard thereto.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson.

The White House

March 24, 1913.


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