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In order to expedite the preparation of subsequent cases and to assure continuity in their management, it has been agreed that a division shall now be set up in the Office of Chief of Counsel temporarily, but eventually to be transferred intact to Military Government, and that such division function under a Deputy Chief of Counsel who, upon retirement of the present Chief of Counsel shall become Chief of Counsel for War Crimes under Military Government.
Accordingly, the President of the United States on January 16, 1946 amended the Executive Order No. 9547 of May 2, 1945, which provided for representation of the United States in prosecuting war crimes, by adding:
". . . 2. The present Representative and Chief of Counsel is authorized to designate a Deputy Chief of Counsel, to whom he may assign responsibility for organizing and planning the prosecution of charges of atrocities and war crimes, other than those now being prosecuted as Case No. 1 in the International Military Tribunal, and, as he may be directed by the Chief of Counsel, for conducting the prosecution of such charges of atrocities and war crimes.
"3. Upon vacation of office by the present Representative and Chief of Counsel, the functions, duties, and powers of the Representative of the United States and its Chief of Counsel, as specified in the said Executive Order No. 9547 of May 2, 1945, as amended by this order, shall be vested in a Chief of Counsel for War Crimes to be appointed by the United States Military Governor for Germany or by his successor."
NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby
1. Name and appoint Colonel Telford Taylor as Deputy Chief of Counsel and assign to him responsibility for organizing and planning the prosecution of charges of atrocities and war crimes other than those now being prosecuted as Case No. 1 in the International Military Tribunal as provided in Article 2 of the Executive Order.
2. Transfer to the jurisdiction of the said Deputy Chief of Counsel the Subsequent Proceedings Division created by General Memorandum No. 13 on January 12, 1946, subject however to the administrative control of the Executive Officer, Brigadier General Robert J. Gill. O.C.C. personnel which is no longer needed for the present trial may be assigned to the Subsequent Proceedings Division.
Additional personnel necessary will be employed for or assigned to the Subsequent Proceedings Division and it is to be noted that certain restrictions applicable to O.C.C. personnel may not be applicable to the recruitment of new personnel which may be employed under Military Government regulations. All recruitment and activity of the Subsequent Proceedings Division is subject to the priority of Case No. 1 now pending. Nothing in this order affects the responsibility for conduct of Case No. 1 to its completion.
Insofar as possible, separate records will be maintained of all personnel, salaries, expenses, and other administrative matters.[Signed]
Final report to the Secretary of the Army on the Nuernberg
War Crimes Trials under Control Council law No. 10
Washington, DC : Government Printing Office, 1949