PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CIRCA 1945 - HFSID 5917
Sale Price $216.00
He initials an autograph note, acknowledging birthday greetings, on the front of an envelope
Autograph Note signed: "H.H.", 7½x4 envelope. Typed address of Frank Wadleigh, New York, N.Y., postmarked Palo Alto, California, August 18, 1945. In full: "One of the Many answers to birthday greetings." Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) served as the 31st U.S. President from 1929-1933. Blamed by many voters for the Great Depression, he was defeated in his bid for re-election by Franklin D. Roosevelt. A capable administrator, Hoover 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 many books and articles. Lightly worn. Lightly toned at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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