PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/11/1946 - HFSID 87310
Sale Price $680.00
Herbert Hoover sends a typed letter of thanks for the note and to send New Year's wishes.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1p, 7¼x10½. The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York, New York, 1946 January 11. To James J. Rick, Union National Bank, Kansas City, Missouri. In full: "That was indeed a kindly note and I want you to know how deeply I appreciate. I just want to say to you that I do wish you such good fortune as can come in the New Year may come to you. Yours faithfully," 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, the year after Hoover signed this letter, 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. JAMES J. RICK was Chairman of the Jackson County Chapter for Infantile Paralysis and a banker involved in many charities. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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