PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/26/1930 - HFSID 30618
HERBERT HOOVER Herbert Hoover signs a typed letter acknowledging receiving the note about Mr. Andrew Jackson. Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover" as President, 1p, 7x9. The White House, Washington, 1930 April 26. To Hon. C. Bascom Slemp, Washington, D.C.
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Herbert Hoover signs a typed letter acknowledging receiving the note about Mr. Andrew Jackson.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover" as President, 1p, 7x9. The White House, Washington, 1930 April 26. To Hon. C. Bascom Slemp, Washington, D.C. In full: "I have our note of April 25th about Mr. Andrew Jackson. I am taking it up with the Department of Agriculture." CAMPBELL BASCOM SLEMP (1870-1943) was a Republican Congressman from Virginia (1907-1923) and President Coolidge's secretary (1923-1925). He then returned to his law practice in Big Stone Gap, Va. and Washington, retiring in 1932. 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. Folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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