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Massachusetts Executive Orders First Series

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Governor Leverett Saltonstall, 1939-45

Gov. Saltonstall Executive Orders by Number
EO No. Year Title/Subject
1 1941 Creating a State and Local Civil Defense Organization (Mass. Committee on Public Safety), and Defining its Functions. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
2 1941 Transfer of Mass. Division of Employment Security to U.S. Employment Service for national defense purposes. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
3 1941 Air Raid and Blackout Regulations. Revoked by 1 EO 52 and 1 EO 86.
4 1942 Class I License to Buy and Sell Used Motor Vehicles: Waiver of Certain Statutory and Regulatory Restrictions. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
5 1942 Production and Transportation of War Materials: Commissioner of Labor and Industries Authorized to Suspend Certain Sections of M.G.L. c.149. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
6 1942 Dept. of Public Utilities Authorized to Issue Permits to Allow the Transportation and Handling of War Supplies and Food on Sunday (Waiver of Blue Law Restrictions). Revoked by 1 EO 86.
7 1942 Definitions and Rules of Construction Applicable to Executive Orders. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
8 1942 Establishing a 40 m.p.h. speed limit on Public Ways; Penalties for Violations. Amended by 1 EO 35 and 1 EO 56 and revoked by 1 EO 77.
9 1942 Pay Increases for State Farm (Bridgewater) Personnel. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
10 1942 Practice Blackouts and Air Raid Drills. Provisions of 1 EO 3 are applicable to this EO. Revoked by 1 EO 52 and 1 EO 86.
11 1942 Wartime Public Transportation and Taxi Service. Department of Public Utilities empowered to issue special licenses. Amended by 1 EO 76 and revoked by 1 EO 99.
12 1942 Fire Permits for burning automobiles or motor vehicles to make scrap metal during wartime. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
13 1942 State Pier in Bourne closed to public use. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
14 1942 Closing of Public Ways to Public Use during wartime upon Request of Federal Government. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
15 1942 Establishing Police Mobilization Regions and Organizations; Functions Defined. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
16 1942 Sale of Scrap Metal for War Efforts: Permits Expedited: Restrictions of Conflicting Laws and Town By-Laws Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
17 1942 Permitting the Metropolitan District Commission to Supply Water to Certain Industrial Plants in Lynn: Certain Statutes Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
18 1942 Authorizing State Commissioner of Insurance to Issue Licenses to Insurers to Participate in Federal War Department Insurance Rating Plan; Certain Statutory Restrictions Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
19 1942 Suspending Statutory and Regulatory Limits on Motor Vehicles and Trailer Weights, Lengths and Heights. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
20 1942 Authorizing Resident and Non-Resident Armed Forces Chaplains to Solemnize Marriages of Armed Forces Personnel. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
21 1942 Authorizing Car Pools by Commuting Employees: Certain Statutory Restrictions Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
22 1942 Establishing Fire Mobilization Regions and Organizations: Functions Defined. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
23 1942 Regulating Banking Operations During Wartime: Certain Statutory Restrictions Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
24 1942 Authorizing the Metropolitan District Commission to Provide Sewerage Disposal Service to Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard in Hingham. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
25 1942 Sale of materials produced by prisoners to the U.S. government for war effort is authorized subject to regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of Corrections. Amended by 1 EO 62 and revoked by 1 EO 86.
26 1942 Disclosure of employment information by Division of Employment Security to the U.S. government; Certain Statutory Restrictions (c.151A, sec.46) Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
27 1942 Suspending Certain Statutory and Local Restrictions re Local Government Purchases of Fuel. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
28 1942 Authorizing the Federal War Damage Corporation to Do Insurance Business in the State; Certain Statutory and Regulatory Restrictions Modified or Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
29 1942 Commission on Administration and Finance authorized to purchase insurance afforded by the War Damage Corporation. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
30 1942 Civil Defense System; Emergency Food and Shelter Arrangements; Medical Services. Revoked by 1 EO 54.
31 and supp. 1942 Blackout Regulations in Coastal and Island Areas. Revoked by 1 EO 40 and 1 EO 86.
32 1942 Establishing legal place of settlement for eligibility of military dependents for local welfare assistance. Revoked by 1 EO 86. .
33 1942 Authorizing Appointment to Industrial Accident Board of Person to Replace Member Temporarily Absent on Military Service. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
34 1942 Authorizing Certain Highway and Bridge Construction over the Weymouth Back River by the Department of Public Works in Aid of the War Effort; Land takings Authorized. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
35 1942 Lowering Speed Limit to 35 m.p.h. on public ways; Amends 1 EO 8. Amended by 1 EO 56. Revoked by 1 EO 77.
36 1942 Suspending Certain Statutory Restrictions on Employment of Minors Aged 14 or More in Harvesting Crops. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
37 1942 Authorizing Certain Motor Vehicle Insurance Refunds to Motor Vehicle Owners; Certain Statutory Restriction Waived. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
38 1942 Welfare Assistance to Certain Restricted or Detained Enemy Aliens and Their Families. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
39 1942 Registration and Insurance of Motor Vehicles and Trailers Owned by Military Personnel. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
40 1942 Blackout Regulations; 1 EO 31 Revoked; Penalties; Contrary State and Local Laws and Regulations Suspended. Revoked by 1 EO 55 as of June 8, 1942 and 1 EO 86.
41 1942 Authorizing Appointment to Industrial Accident Board of Person to Replace Board Member Temporarily Absent on Military Service. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
42 1942 Regulating Hours of Business of State Agencies to Reduce the Consumption of Oil and Coal. Amended by 1 EO 81. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
43 1942 Authorizing the Metropolitan District Commission to Sell Water to Certain War Industries and to Extend its Mains for that Purpose. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
44 1942 Federal Income Tax Withholding re State and Local Government Employees. Amended by 1 EO 57. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
45 1942 Agencies Authorized to Provide Shelter and Assistance to Persons who have Inadequate Fuel for their Homes due to War. Emergency Measures re Fuel Shortage Caused by War. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
46 1943 Regulation of Fuel Sales and Distribution; Penalties for Violations. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
47 1943 Establishing Day Care Program for Children of Female Employees of War Industries; Administration of Federal Aid Therefor. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
48 1943 Authorizing Car Pools by Commuting Employees and Others; Revoked by 1 EO 98.
49 1943 Suspending Certain Statutory Requirements on Purchases by Local Governments of Coal Burning Heating Systems. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
50 1943 Civil Defense and Emergency Regulations for Hospitals and Hospital Service. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
51 1943 Authorizing the State Superintendent of Buildings to enter into a contract for the furnishing of electric power and heat to the State House. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
52 1943 Blackout and Air Raid Regulations; 1 EO 3 and 10 Revoked. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
53 1943 The Issuance of Licenses for the Storage of Inflammable and Explosive Materials Required for War Effort can be done without a public hearing. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
54 1943 Establishing Programs re (1) Evacuation and Emergency Welfare Aid, (2) Civilian War Assistance; 1 EO 30 Revoked. Part (1) Revoked by 1 EO 86. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
55 1943 Blackout Regulations; 1 EO 40 Revoked; Penalties. Certain provisions suspended by 1 EO 63. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
56 1943 Authorizing Operation of Certain Test Cars in Excess of 35 m.p.h. Speed Limit. Amending 1 EO 8 and 1 EO 35. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
57 1943 Federal Income Tax Withholding Procedures re State and Local Government Employees; 1 EO 44 Amended. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
58 1943 Allowing Persons Under Age 30 to Enlist in State Police if Otherwise Qualified; Statutory Minimum Age of 30 Suspended. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
59 1943 Allowing Persons Aged 17 to Join State Guards; Statutory Minimum Age of 18 Suspended. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
60 1943 Authorizing Handy Pad Supply Co., Manufacturer of Medical Supplies, to Build Overhead Bridge Across Webster Street in Worcester. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
61 1943 Authorizing Simplex Wire and Cable Co. to Build an Overhead Bridge Across Pacific Street in Cambridge. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
62 1943 Use of Prison Labor in War Effort; 1 EO 25 Amended. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
63 1943 Blackout Regulations; 1 EO 55 Amended; 30 m.p.h. Speed Limit in Blacked-out Areas. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
64 1943 Use of Municipal Employees and Trucks for the Transportation of Scrap Materials Required for War Effort. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
65 1943 Allowing Sylvania Electrical Products to Build an Overhead Bridge Across Barton Square in Salem. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
66 1944 Replacement of Lost or Mutilated Motor Vehicle Number Plates without collecting a fee. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
67 1944 Registration of Medical Students as Assistants in Medicine; Certain Statutory Age Requirements Suspended. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
68 1944 Fire Permit for Open-Air Burning for Agricultural Purposes. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
69 1944 Implementing Federal Requirements re Manufacture and Repair of Hot Water Tanks.
70 1944 Issuance of Temporary Motor Vehicle Licenses of Armed Forces Personnel. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
71 1944 Purchase of Federal War Supplies by State. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
72 1944 Issuance of Plates by Department of Public Utilities to Commercial Carriers Operating Leased Vehicles. Revoked by 1 EO 87 and 1 EO 96.
73 1944 Designating Board of Collegiate Authority as Agent of State for Certain Purposes Under P.L. 78-346 Federal Veterans Educational Aid Program. Amended by 1 EO 82. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
74 1944 Participation of Massachusetts Banks in Federal Loan Guaranty Program for Veterans Under P.L. 78-346. Revoked by 1 EO 86.
75 1944 Federal Income Tax Withholding Procedures re State and Local Government Employees. Revoked by 1 EO 98.

Governor Maurice J. Tobin, 1945-47

Executive Orders Issued by Gov. Tobin
EO No. Year Title/Subject
76 1945 Wartime Public Transportation and Taxis; 1 EO 11 Amended. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
77 1945 1 EO 8 and 1 EO 35 re: Highway Speed Revoked
78 1945 Implementing Federal Loan Guaranty Program for Reconversion of Businesses to Peacetime Production. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
79 1945 State Take-Over of Strike-Ridden Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company. Revoked by 1 EO 80
80 1945 1 EO 79 Revoked.
81 1945 Business Hours of State Agencies; 1 EO 42 Amended. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
82 1945 State Participation in Federal Apprenticeship Training Program for Returning Veterans. Amending 1 EO 73. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
83 1945 Federal Income Tax Withholding Procedures re State and Local Government Employees. Revoked by 1 EO 99.
84 1945 Suspending Maximum Age Ceiling (30 years) of State Police Enlistees. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
85 1945 Closing State Offices on December 24, 1945. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
86 1945 Revoking 1 EO 1, 3, 6, 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 40, 45, 46, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54 (Part 1), 55, 56, 62, 63, 64, 68, 70, 71 and 74.
87 1946 Revoking 1 EO 72.
88 1946 Bread Supply Shortage; Certain Laws Suspended to Permit Increase in Production and Distribution of Bread. Revoked by 1 EO 98.
89 1946 Closing Certain Forests and Woodlands in the Counties of Plymouth, Bristol, Barnstable and Dukes to Cope with Fire Hazard. Revoked by 1 EO 92.
90 1946 Closing Forests and Woodlands in Berkshire County due to Fire Hazard. Revoked by 1 EO 91.
91 1946 1 EO 90 Revoked.
92 1946 1 EO 89 Revoked.
93 1946 State System of Rent Control Established in Lieu of Expiring Federal Rent Control System. Revoked by 1 EO 95.
94 1946 Restricting Tenant Evictions during Wartime. Revoked by 1 EO 95.
95 1946 1 EO 93 and 1 EO 94 Revoked.
96 1946 1 EO 72 Revoked.
97 1946 Implementing P.L. 79-549 for Return of Local Offices of U.S. Employment Service to State Control (Division of Employment Security). Revoked by 1 EO 98.

Governor Robert F. Bradford, 1947-49

Executive Orders Issued by Gov. Bradford
EO No. Year Title/Subject
98 1947 Revoking 1 EO 2, 5, 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 23, 26, 28, 33, 36-39, 41, 42, 44, 47, 48, 51, 57-61, 65-67, 75, 78, 81, 84, 85, 88 and 97.
99 1947 Revoking 1 EO 4, 7, 11, 20, 24, 34, 43, 54, 73, 76, 82 and 83.