Executive Orders

Executive Orders by President

President TermTotal OrdersAvg/yearYears in office
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)Total3,72130712.12
Harry S. Truman (D)Total9071177.78
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)Total484618.00
John F. Kennedy (D)Total214752.84
Lyndon B. Johnson (D)Total325635.17
Richard Nixon (R)Total346625.55
Gerald R. Ford (R)Total169692.45
Jimmy Carter (D)Total320804.00
Ronald Reagan (R)Total381488.00
George Bush (R)Total166424.00
William J. Clinton (D)Total364468.00
George W. Bush (R)Total291368.00
Barack Obama (D)Total276358.00
Donald J. Trump (R)Total220554.00
Joseph R. Biden (D)Total107512.08
Executive Orders by President

Source: https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/statistics/data/executive-orders

For the last five Presidents, on average, Clinton, Bush and Obama were lower, Trump and Biden higher.

The number of orders isn’t as important as the nature of the orders. The impact varies from very significant to trivial. But as partisan voices often complain about the number, it is interesting to note that no recent President’s record stands out.

Note: Biden’s orders reflect the first half of a first term.


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