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Executive Order 10910--Providing for the design of the National Medal of Science

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10910 of Jan. 17, 1961, appear at 26 FR 509, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 438, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the act of August 25, 1959, entitled "An Act To Establish a National Medal of Science To Provide Recognition for Individuals Who Make Outstanding Contributions in the Physical, Biological, Mathematical, and Engineering Sciences" (73 Stat. 431), and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

Section 1. Specifications of Medal. Consonant with recommendations submitted by the National Science Foundation pursuant to the first section of the said act of August 25, 1959, the National Medal of Science established by that act, hereinafter referred to as the Medal, shall be of bronze, shall be of the design hereto attached, which is hereby made a part of this order, and shall have suitable accompanying appurtenances.

[Title and sec. 1 amended by Executive Order 11287 of June 28, 1966, 31 FR 8995, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 556]

Sec. 2. Award of Medal. [Deleted]

[Sec. 2 deleted by Executive Order 11287 of June 28, 1966, 31 FR 8995, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 556.]


Editorial note: An illustration of the medal and its description, which were attached to and made a part of Executive Order 10910, are printed in 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 439. The text of the description reads as follows:
"The medal is struck in Bronze 3" over all. Its obverse side has the figure of a man holding a crystal in his left hand as he writes an equation in the sand on which he kneels. Behind him is the sea and there is a star above his shoulder.


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