PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/03/1922 - HFSID 78905
Sale Price $807.50
As Secretary of Commerce, he signs a 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, 1922 August 3. Headed: "Permit to Engage in Fishery Operations Within the/Afognak Forest and Fish Culture Reserve, Alaska." In part: "Under the provisions of the Presidential Proclamation of December 24, 1892, the W.J. Erskine Company, whose home office is at Kodiak, Alaska, is hereby authorized to engage in commercial fishing for herring and the preparation of herring products within the Afognak Forest and Fish Culture Reserve during the calendar year 1922...." 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. Clip stain in upper left, horizontal fold through signature, else fine condition.
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