A time of emergency existing in the United States due to the state of war now existing in the world and the possibility of the participation of our Nation therein, and there being a public need in the Nation and in our State for an agency or organization to prepare for civilian defense in said emergency and in event of any future emergency that may arise due to the unsettled conditions now prevailing;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the authority in me vested by an Act entitled, "An Act Relating to National and State Defense, providing for the establishment of A State Council of Defense and of Local and District Councils of Defense and Prescribing the Powers and Duties Thereof," enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware at its 1941 Session and approved by the Governor on the twenty-sixth day of February, A. D. 1941, do create by this Proclamation a State Council of Defense for the general purpose of assisting in the coordination of the State and Local activities relating to National and State Defense, and

I do by the authority further granted me by said Act, appoint the following persons to membership on the said State Council of Defense, to serve during the pleasure of the Governor, and

I do further designate Gerrish Gassaway, one of the members of the said Council of Defense, as Vice-Chairman thereof.

Dr. I. J. MacCollum Paul R. Rinard

John J. Hartnett Lammot duPont, Jr.


George Ehinger

Dr. George L. Schuster A. J. Kavanaugh

Dr. Wm. H. Speer Emmett S. Hickman R. W. Heim

J. Warren Marshall Henry T. Claus

Henry T. Bush

W. A. Simonton Gerrish Gassaway

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be affixed this twelfth day of May, in the year of

(GREAT SEAL) our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-fifth.

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON EARLE D. WILLEY, Secretary of State.