PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1936 - HFSID 29497
Sale Price $510.00
The former President signs a typed letter to a well wisher in 1936.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1 page, 7¼x10¼. No place, but probably Palo Alto, California, 1936 January 23. On stationery imprinted with his name to Mrs. Sarah B. Cope, Easton, Pennsylvania. In full: "Your letter was most encouraging. I want you to know that I deeply appreciate it and the friendship of which it is such evidence. Yours faithfully". 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. In the year of this letter, Hoover would actively campaign for Republican presidential candidate Alfred M. Landon, who lost to FDR by 60.8%-36.5% of the popular votes and 523-8 electoral votes. 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 Waldorf-Astoria at the age of 68. The ex-President spent the last years of his life in an apartment at the Waldorf-Astoria Towers. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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