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PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/02/1919 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCIS ALMARD - DOCUMENT 174841

 
HERBERT HOOVER
Herbert Hoover and Francis Almard signed this document in 1919 during one of Hoover's less well-known government jobs, as head of the United States Food Administration during World War I. This document was signed less than two months after the end of the First World War.
Document signed "Herbert Hoover" and "Francis Almard" as Bearer. 1 page, 8¼x11¾, with 1x1¾ b/w photo of Almard in lower left corner and 2½-inch red seal in lower right corner. Jan. 2, 1919. This document declared that Almard was "traveling in [sic] behalf of the United States Food Administration for the sole purpose of food relief. I therefore request that he be permitted to pass freely, with all property under his control, and that there be extended to him all friendly aid, protection and information which may forward the purposes of his Mission." One of Hoover's less-known jobs with the United States government was as head of the United States Food Administration (USFA) during World War I. President Woodrow Wilson created the USFA on Aug. 10, 1917 to control food shortages and prices in the United States while ensuring food shipments to the Allies. Hoover was virtually unknown at the time; Wilson appointed him head of the USFA because he just happened to be in London, England and was involved in relief efforts. Hoover focused on cutting consumption of food in America. The USFA ended wartime controls on food when the armistice was declared on Nov. 11, 1918 and was abolished in 1920. Hoover (1874-1964, born in West Branch, Iowa), a mining engineer and self-made millionaire, served as the 31st U.S. President from 1929 to1933. Blamed by many voters for the Great Depression, he was defeated in his bid for re-election by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hoover, a capable administrator, had headed the Food Administration to provide relief to Europe and Russia during and after WWI and served as Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (1921-1928). The second President to attain the age of 90 years (John Adams was the first), Hoover lived a record 31 years after leaving the presidency. During his "retirement", he was appointed to commissions to oversee government agencies by Presidents Harry S. Truman (1947) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953). Hoover also wrote a number of books and articles. Lightly toned, stained and creased. With unknown signature across red seal which touches Hoover's signature. Torn at edges of horizontal folds. Pinholed along vertical fold. Otherwise in fine condition.


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PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER
Born: August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964 in New York City, New York




Film Credits
2014 Jeopardy! (Other), 2013 Grave of the Zombie Antelope (Other), 2012 The Untold History of the United States (Other), 2011 Prohibition (Other), 2010 The History of Hoover Dam (Other), 2009 Oskari Tokoi 1873 - 1963 (Other), 2009 Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover (Other), 2005 I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (Other), 2003 Save Our History (Other), 2002 The Century of the Self (Other), 2002 10,000 Black Men Named George (Other), 1999-2000 Modern Marvels (Other), 1999 The Century: America's Time (Other), 1998 Cold War (Other), 1997 Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America (Other), 1995-1996 Biography (Other), 1994 Baseball (Other), 1993 The Great Depression (Other), 1992 Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins (Other), 1990-2009 The American Experience (Other), 1990 Washes Whiter (Other), 1989 The Road to War (Other), 1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1966 Der schwarze Freitag (Other), 1960 The Untouchables (Other), 1960 Person to Person (in person), 1956-1961 Project XX (Other), 1954 See It Now (in person), 1951 The Littlest Expert on My Favorite President (Other), 1951 Näin syntyi nykypäivä 1900-1950 (Other), 1950 The Golden Twenties (Other), 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Other), 1948 You Were Meant for Me (Other), 1946 Amerikka auttaa (in person), 1942 Prelude to War (Other), 1939 The Roaring Twenties (Other), 1933 The Little Giant (Other), 1931 Hearst Metrotone News Vol. 3 #220 (in person), 1917 Public Be Damned (in person)


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