Hoover Commission

   Established in June 1947 by Congress, the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of Government took its name from its chair, former president Herbert Hoover. The aim of the commission was to improve the efficiency of the Executive Office, and when the 12-man body reported in 1949, it made a total of 274 recommendations. More than 100 were enacted by 1951, many as a result of the Reorganization Act of 1949. Among the recommendations were appointing a staff secretary, establishing an Office of Personnel within the Executive Office, replacing the Council of Economic Advisers with an Office of the Economic Adviser, and transferring various financial bodies to the Treasury Department. It also proposed reorganizing various departments, including the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, and Department of the Interior. A second Hoover Commission sat during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1955.

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