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GENERAL ROBERT W. PORTER JR. - TELEGRAM UNSIGNED 10/20/1964 - HFSID 6100260

This telegram concerns the funeral services of President Herbert Hoover, who passed away on October 20, 1964 Telegram Unsigned: 8x5¾. Dated October 20, 1964. Sent by General Robert Porter Jr.

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GENERAL ROBERT W. PORTER JR.
This telegram concerns the funeral services of President Herbert Hoover, who passed away on October 20, 1964
Telegram Unsigned: 8x5¾. Dated October 20, 1964. Sent by General Robert Porter Jr. from Governor's Island, New York, where he commanded the First United States Army from 1964-1965. In Full: Herbert and Allan Hoover have requested me to notify you that funeral services for President Hoover will be held at St. Bartholomews Church Park Avenue at 50th Street New York City at 430 Thursday afternoon cards for admission to service will be available at the Waldorf Towers Office Park Ave ===Avenue at 50 Street anytime Thursday”.Although there is no year typed on this document, Hoover passed away in 1964. General Robert W. Porter Jr. (1908-2000) attended the United States Military Academy right out of high school. He went on to serve overseas in WWII and the Korean War, earning a Bronze Star. Between the wars, he worked for the War Department as an Executive Officer. Stationed at Fort Jay on Governors Island, New York, from 1964-1965, he was involved in the funeral services for President Herbert Hoover. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) served as the 31st U.S. President from 1929-1933. Blamed by many voters for the Great Depression, he had been defeated in his bid for re-election by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was serving an unprecedented fourth term as President when he died on April 12, 1945. Hoover, a capable administrator, headed the Food Administration to provide relief to Europe and Russia during and after WWI, and he 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", Hoover 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. Toned. Message adhered to a Western Union telegram page. Handwritten number in unknown hand in bottom right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.

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