PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1948 - HFSID 32737
Sale Price $360.00
Herbert Hoover sends a typed letter of thanks for the cherry greeting.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1p, 7¼x10½. The Waldorf-Astoria Towers, New York City, New York,1948 January 2. On his personal stationery to Mrs. Mark Requa. In full: "I was delighted to have that cheery greeting from all the Requa family. They are often in my thoughts. Happy New Year! Yours faithfully". LAWRENCE KENDALL REQUA and his father, Mark L. Requa, were mining associates and friends of the Herbert Hoover family. 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. Creased with folds, not near signature. Fine condition.
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