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PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/05/1923 - HFSID 78906

HERBERT HOOVER As Secretary of Commerce, he signs a supplemental permit allowing an Alaskan company to engage in commercial herring fishing. Typed Document Signed: "Herbert Hoover" as Harding's Secretary of Commerce, 1p, 8x10½. Department of Commerce, Washington, 1923 April 5.

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HERBERT HOOVER
As Secretary of Commerce, he signs a supplemental permit allowing an Alaskan company to engage in commercial herring fishing.
Typed Document Signed: "Herbert Hoover" as Harding's Secretary of Commerce, 1p, 8x10½. Department of Commerce, Washington, 1923 April 5. Headed: "Supplementary Permit to Engage in Fishery Operations Within/the Southwestern Alaska Fisheries Reservation" In full: "A permit, No. 67, having been granted to the W. J. Erskine Company, under date of January 3, 1923, for the operation of a fishing plant at Kodiak and to catch and prepare for market herring, codfish and halibut, in all legal ways within Zone Three of the Kodiak-Afognak District of the said reservation during the calendar year 1923, authority is hereby also granted the company to can clams at the said plant in the season of 1923 under the following conditions; 1. That the company operate on clam beaches from the region about Kodial to and including Ugak Bay. 2. That the pack of clams shall not exceed five thousand (5,000) cases, computed upon the basis of 48 1-pound cans per case.3. That this permit expires December 31, 1923, is not transferable, and is revocable at any time at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce." Hoover loved to fish.His last book, published in 1963, the year before his death at the age of 90, was Fishing for Fun - And to Wash Your Soul. After the Hoovers had left the White House (March 4, 1933), they returned to Palo Alto, California, where Mrs. Hoover designed their home on a hill overlooking the Stanford University campus, where they had met while students. Herbert Clark 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. 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. On visits to New York City, the Hoovers made their home at the Waldorf-Astoria at 301 Park Avenue.On a visit there in 1944, Mrs. Hoover suffered a heart attack and died suddenly at the age of 68. The ex-President spent the last years of his life in an apartment at the Waldorf-Astoria Towers. Fold creases not near signature. Ink note (unknown hand) at upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.

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