Executive Order appointing Bryce N. Harlow, Counsellor to the President, as Chairman and a Member of the Property Review Board, signed by President Richard Nixon. This document was executed on April 20th, 1970 at The White House, an addendum to Executive Order No. 11508 of February 10, 1970.
Typed on one legal size sheet of paper, mounted in white matte, tape on verso. Full piece measures 17.5″ x 11.” Executive Order No. 11508, one of 346 issued by President Richard Nixon, provided for the identification of unneeded Federal real property in the United States. The study took three years and found 345 federal properties, comprising 57,350 acres of public land which would be transferred to state or local control. An exceptionally scarce piece from the estate of Bryce N. Harlow, with no other known examples of signed Executive Orders on the public market.
Bryce N. Harlow (1916 – 1987) began his career in the executive branch serving as an administrative assistant, head speechwriter and deputy assistant for congressional affairs in the Eisenhower Administration. In 1960, he was a speechwriter for Vice President Nixon’s unsuccessful presidential campaign. With Nixon’s election In 1968, Harlow was one of the first presidential appointments of the new administration, serving as a congressional liaison and later Counselor to the President. Harlow was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan. He died in 1987.