PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/22/1941 - HFSID 32752
Herbert Hoover sends a typed letter about a letter he received.
Typed Letter signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1p, 7¼x10½. The Waldorf Astoria, New York, New York, 1941 January 22. On personal letterhead to Mr. Lawrence Requa, Weiser, Idaho. In full: "Please find enclosed a letter which explains itself. It strikes me that it has some elements of genuity (sic). I have advised Mr. O. Day that I am sending it to you. Faithfully yours," Fold creases not near signature. File holes at upper margin. Paper clip impression and staple holes at upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition. Included letter, 3¾x6 The Waldorf Astoria Memorandum letterhead, 1941 January 22. To Mr. Requa from Bernice Miller. In full: "And this reminds me that I haven't let you know that I am now in New York with the Chief - which, I must say pleases me no end - and that if you want to write to him, perhaps you will want to address his letters to me. Mr. Richey will be away for some time. And this is really a horrid way to thank you and Mrs. Requa for your kind thought of me at Christmas time in sending me the greeting. Happy New Year to you both." Staple holes and paper clip impression at upper left corner. File holes at upper middle. Otherwise, fine condition.Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) served as the 31st U.S. President from 1929-1933. Hoover, who had headed the Food Administration to provide relief to Europe and Russia during and after WWI, had served as Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (1921-1928) was a capable administrator, but he was blamed for the Great Depression and was defeated in his bid for re-election by Franklin D. Roosevelt. 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", Hoover headed two commissions to review the structure government agencies, by Presidents Harry S Truman (1947) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953). Many of the recommendations of each commission were adopted. Hoover also wrote a number of books and articles. Two items.
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