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PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/07/1919 - DOCUMENT 88395

 

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HERBERT HOOVER
United States Food Administration document signed by Herbert Hoover in 1919. Comes with eight pages of military documents dated from 1918 and 1919, both during and after World War I
Document signed "Herbert Hoover" as United States Food Administrator. Brown ink notations in bottom left corner in unknown hand. 1 page, 8¼x11¾. With seals in bottom corners and 2x2½ b/w photo affixed in bottom left corner. July 7, 1919. Hoover signed this document to certify that Charles Nodder was traveling on behalf of the U. S. Food Administration. Lightly toned, foxed and soiled and creased. Photo is lightly silvered. Folded once vertically and thrice horizontally and unfolded. Pinhole where folds meet. Light nicks in right and left edges along folds. Folds are worn. Light pinholes where folds meet. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Eight pages of military documents belonging to Nodder, dated 1918 and 1919, both during and after World War I. These include documents promoting Nodder from Second to First Lieutenant of infantry, a postcard from the War Department notifying him of his Selective Service class, a vaccination register, an insurance application for the Bureau of War Risk Insurance at the Treasury Department and a 1919 Italian-language document authorizing him to travel from Trieste, Itlay to Fiume, Italy (now Rijeka, Croatia) and return. Lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Handwriting and signatures have bled and smeared lightly in places but are legible. Missing corners. Some documents were folded. Tears along folds. 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.


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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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