Posted by: adventlife | January 28, 2013

Facts & Fiction Regarding Presidential Executive Orders

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When the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was at its highest point, someone who was desperate to stop Obama’s bid for the presidency published the following information regarding the number of presidential executive orders issued by a number of presidents. Here are the numbers.

 

Teddy Roossevelt 3
Others to FDR NONE
FDR 11 in 16 years
Truman 5 in 7 years
Ike 2 in 8 years
Kennedy 4 in 3 years
LBJ 4 in 5 years
Nixon 1 in 6 years
Ford 3 in 2 years
Carter 3 in 4 years
Reagan 5 in 8 years
Bush 3 in 4 years
Clinton 15 in 8 years
George W. Bush 62 in 8 years
Obama 923 in 3 1/2 years!

Please, compare this data with the numbers provided by the government official records: 

Administration of Barack Obama (2009-Present)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Barack Obama:

  • Subject Index
  • 2009 – E.O. 13489 – E.O. 13527 (39 Executive orders issued)
  • 2010 – E.O. 13528 – E.O. 13562 (35 Executive orders issued)
  • 2011 – E.O. 13563 – E.O. 13596 (34 Executive orders issued)
  • 2012 – E.O. 13597 – E.O. 13632 (36 Executive orders issued)

144 Total Executive orders Issued

Administration of George W. Bush (2001-2009)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President George W. Bush:

  • Subject Index
  • 2009 – E.O. 13484 – E.O. 13488 (5 Executive orders issued)
  • 2008 – E.O. 13454 – E.O. 13483 (30 Executive orders issued)
  • 2007 – E.O. 13422 – E.O. 13453 (32 Executive orders issued)
  • 2006 – E.O. 13395 – E.O. 13421 (27 Executive orders issued)
  • 2005 – E.O. 13369 – E.O. 13394 (26 Executive orders issued)
  • 2004 – E.O. 13324 – E.O. 13368 (45 Executive orders issued)
  • 2003 – E.O. 13283 – E.O. 13323 (41 Executive orders issued)
  • 2002 – E.O. 13252 – E.O. 13282 (31 Executive orders issued)
  • 2001 – E.O. 13198 – E.O. 13251 (54 Executive orders issued)

291 Total Executive orders Issued

Administration of William J. Clinton (1993-2001)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President William J. Clinton:

Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

  • Subject Index
  • 2001 – E.O. 13186 – E.O. 13197 (12 Executive orders issued)
  • 2000 – E.O. 13145 – E.O. 13185 (41 Executive orders issued)
  • 1999 – E.O. 13110 – E.O. 13144 (35 Executive orders issued)
  • 1998 – E.O. 13072 – E.O. 13109 (38 Executive orders issued)
  • 1997 – E.O. 13034 – E.O. 13071 (38 Executive orders issued)
  • 1996 – E.O. 12985 – E.O. 13033 (49 Executive orders issued)
  • 1995 – E.O. 12945 – E.O. 12984 (40 Executive orders issued)
  • 1994 – E.O. 12891 – E.O. 12944 (54 Executive orders issued)
  • 1993 – E.O. 12834 – E.O. 12890 (57 Executive orders issued)

364 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of George Bush (1989-1993)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President George Bush:

Bush Presidential Library & Museum

  • 1989 – E.O. 12668 – E.O. 12698 (31 Executive orders signed)
  • 1990 – E.O. 12699 – E.O. 12741 (43 Executive orders signed)
  • 1991 – E.O. 12742 – E.O. 12787 (46 Executive orders signed)
  • 1992 – E.O. 12788 – E.O. 12827 (40 Executive orders signed)
  • 1993 – E.O. 12828 – E.O. 12833 (6 Executive orders signed)

166 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Ronald Reagan:
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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  • 1981 – E.O. 12287 – E.O. 12336 (50 Executive orders signed)
  • 1982 – E.O. 12337 – E.O. 12399 (63 Executive orders signed)
  • 1983 – E.O. 12400 – E.O. 12456 (57 Executive orders signed)
  • 1984 – E.O. 12457 – E.O. 12497 (41 Executive orders signed)
  • 1985 – E.O. 12498 – E.O. 12542 (45 Executive orders signed)
  • 1986 – E.O. 12543 – E.O. 12579 (37 Executive orders signed)
  • 1987 – E.O. 12580 – E.O. 12622 (43 Executive orders signed)
  • 1988 – E.O. 12623 – E.O. 12662 (40 Executive orders signed)
  • 1989 – E.O. 12663 – E.O. 12667 (5 Executive orders signed)

381 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Jimmy Carter:

Carter Presidential Library and Museum

  • 1977 – E.O. 11967 – E.O. 12032 (66 Executive orders signed)
  • 1978 – E.O. 12033 – E.O. 12110 (78 Executive orders signed)
  • 1979 – E.O. 12111 – E.O. 12187 (77 Executive orders signed)
  • 1980 – E.O. 12188 – E.O. 12260 (73 Executive orders signed)
  • 1981 – E.O. 12261 – E.O. 12286 (26 Executive orders signed)

320 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Gerald R. Ford:

Ford Presidential Library and Museum

  • 1974 – E.O. 11798 – E.O. 11826 (29 Executive orders signed)
  • 1975 – E.O. 11827 – E.O. 11893 (67 Executive orders signed)
  • 1976 – E.O. 11894 – E.O. 11949 (56 Executive orders signed)
  • 1977 – E.O. 11950 – E.O. 11966 (17 Executive orders signed)

169 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Richard Nixon (1969-1974)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Richard Nixon:

Nixon Presidential Materials

  • 1969 – E.O. 11452 – E.O. 11503 (52 Executive orders signed)
  • 1970 – E.O. 11504 – E.O. 11575 (72 Executive orders signed)
  • 1971 – E.O. 11576 – E.O. 11638 (63 Executive orders signed)
  • 1972 – E.O. 11639 – E.O. 11693 (55 Executive orders signed)
  • 1973 – E.O. 11694 – E.O. 11757 (64 Executive orders signed)
  • 1974 – E.O. 11758 – E.O. 11797 (40 Executive orders signed)

346 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson:

Johnson Presidential Library & Museum

  • 1963 – E.O. 11128 – E.O. 11134 (7 Executive orders signed)
  • 1964 – E.O. 11135 – E.O. 11190 (56 Executive orders signed)
  • 1965 – E.O. 11191 – E.O. 11264 (74 Executive orders signed)
  • 1966 – E.O. 11265 – E.O. 11321 (57 Executive orders signed)
  • 1967 – E.O. 11322 – E.O. 11386 (65 Executive orders signed)
  • 1968 – E.O. 11387 – E.O. 11442 (56 Executive orders signed)
  • 1969 – E.O. 11443 – E.O. 11451 (9 Executive orders signed)

324 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President John F. Kennedy:

Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

  • 1961 – E.O. 10914 – E.O. 10983 (70 Executive orders signed)
  • 1962 – E.O. 10984 – E.O. 11072 (89 Executive orders signed)
  • 1963 – E.O. 11073 – E.O. 11127 (55 Executive orders signed)

214 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower:

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

  • 1953 – E.O. 10432 – E.O. 10511 (80 Executive orders signed)
  • 1954 – E.O. 10512 – E.O. 10584 (75 Executive orders signed)
  • 1955 – E.O. 10585 – E.O. 10649 (66 Executive orders signed)
  • 1956 – E.O. 10650 – E.O. 10693 (44 Executive orders signed)
  • 1957 – E.O. 10694 – E.O. 10747 (55 Executive orders signed)
  • 1958 – E.O. 10748 – E.O. 10797 (50 Executive orders signed)
  • 1959 – E.O. 10798 – E.O. 10857 (60 Executive orders signed)
  • 1960 – E.O. 10858 – E.O. 10899 (42 Executive orders signed)
  • 1961 – E.O. 10900 – E.O. 10913 (14 Executive orders signed)

486 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Harry S Truman (1945-1953)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Harry S Truman:

Truman Presidential Library and Museum

  • 1945 – E.O. 9538 – E.O. 9672 (139 Executive orders signed)
  • 1946 – E.O. 9673 – E.O. 9817 (148 Executive orders signed)
  • 1947 – E.O. 9818 – E.O. 9918 (100 Executive orders signed)
  • 1948 – E.O. 9919 – E.O. 10025 (117 Executive orders signed)
  • 1949 – E.O. 10026 – E.O. 10094 (69 Executive orders signed)
  • 1950 – E.O. 10095 – E.O. 10199 (95 Executive orders signed)
  • 1951 – E.O. 10200 – E.O. 10317 (118 Executive orders signed)
  • 1952 – E.O. 10318 – E.O. 10420 (104 Executive orders signed)
  • 1953 – E.O. 10421 – E.O. 10431 (11 Executive orders signed)

896 Total Executive Orders Issued

Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt:

Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

  • 1933 – E.O. 6071 – E.O. 6545 (573 Executive orders signed)
  • 1934 – E.O. 6546 – E.O. 6935 (474 Executive orders signed)
  • 1935 – E.O. 6936 – E.O. 7261 (394 Executive orders signed)
  • 1936 – E.O. 7262 – E.O. 7531 (274 Executive orders signed)
  • 1937 – E.O. 7532 – E.O. 7784 (253 Executive orders signed)
  • 1938 – E.O. 7784-A – E.O. 8030 (247 Executive orders signed)
  • 1939 – E.O. 8031 – E.O. 8316 (287 Executive orders signed)
  • 1940 – E.O. 8317 – E.O. 8624 (309 Executive orders signed)
  • 1941 – E.O. 8625 – E.O. 9005 (383 Executive orders signed)
  • 1942 – E.O. 9006 – E.O. 9292 (289 Executive orders signed)
  • 1943 – E.O. 9293 – E.O. 9412 (122 Executive orders signed)
  • 1944 – E.O. 9413 – E.O. 9508 (100 Executive orders signed)
  • 1945 – E.O. 9509 – E.O. 9537 (29 Executive orders signed)

3,728 Total Executive Orders Issued

More: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/disposition.html

Notice that the correct number of executive orders issued by President Obama is not 923, but rather only 144, and the highest number of executive orders seems to belong to probably President Roosvelt: 3,728.

Note: The factual information contained in this report was provided by Audrey Ponaski.

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