63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 143, 144 -MAY 26, 1949 [CHAPTER 143] AN ACT To strengthen and improve the organization and administration of the Department of State, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be in the Department of State in addition to the Secretary of State an Under Secretary of State and ten Assistant Secretaries of State. SEC. 2. The Secretary of State and the officers referred to in sec- tion 1 of this Act shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Counselor of the Depart- ment of State and the Legal Adviser, who are required to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall rank equally with the Assistant Secretaries of State. Any such officer holding office at the time the provisions of this Act become effective shall not be required to be reappointed by reason of the enactment of this Act. The Secretary may designate two of the Assistant Secretaries as Deputy Under Secretaries. SEC. 3. The Secretary of State, or such person or persons desig- nated by him, notwithstanding the provisions of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 999) or any other law, except where authority is inherent in or vested in the President of the United States, shall administer, coordinate, and direct the Foreign Service of the United States and the personnel of the State Department. Any provisions in the Foreign Service Act of 1946, or in any other law, vesting authority in the "Assistant Secretary of State for Administration", the "Assistant Secretary of State in Charge of the Administration of the Department", the "Director General", or any other reference with respect thereto, are hereby amended to vest such authority in the Secretary of State. SEC. 4. The Secretary of State may promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the functions now or hereafter vested in the Secretary of State or the Department of State, and he may delegate authority to perform any of such functions to officers and employees under his direction and supervision. SEC. 5 . The following statutes or parts of statutes are hereby repealed: Section 200 of the Revised Statutes, as amended and amplified by the Acts authorizing the establishment of additional Assistant Secre- taries of State, including section 22 of the Act of May 24, 1924 (ch. 182, and the Act of December 8, 1944, R. S. 200; 43 Stat. 146; 58 Stat. 798; 5 U. S . C . 152, as amended by Public Law 767, Eightieth Congress). Section 202 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1000) and any other reference in such Act to the "Deputy Director General". Section 1041 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1032). Approved May 26, 1949. 111 May 26, 1949 IS. 1704] [Public Law 73] Department of State. Under Secretary and Assistant Secretaries. Deputy Under Sec- retaries. Direction of Foreign Service. 22 U. S.C. §801 et seq.; Supp. II, § 815 et seq. Post, p. 407. Rules and regula- tions. Delegation of au- thority. Repeals. 62 Stat. 670. U.S.C., Supp. I, § 152 note. 22 U.S.C. 822 . 22 U.S . C. §811. [CHAPTER 144] JOINT RESOLUTION May 26, 1949 Requesting the President to issue a proclamation designating Memorial Day, [S. J. Res. 61] 1949, as a day for a Nation-wide prayer for peace. [Public Law 74] Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is author- ized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day, 1949, by praying, each in Memorial Day,1949. Issuance of procla- mation authorized.