PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/20/1943 - HFSID 5013
Sale Price $1,020.00
He signs a typed 1943 letter to a journalist in Lynn, Massachusetts, commenting, "I appreciate the sanity of your column when it seems popular to be crazy."
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1 page, 6¾x10. No place, July 20, 1943. To Mr. Charles Francis Sprague, Lynn, Massachusetts. In full: "John Richardson forwarded to me some of your kind remarks. I want you to know how much I appreciate such support and encouragement. And how much I appreciate the sanity of your column when it seems popular to be crazy. 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. 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. Encapsulated. Creased with folds, vertical folds at the "H" of Herbert and the "H" in Hoover. Ink slightly smudged at the "ver". Several words underlined in pencil. Pencil notes (unknown hand) at lower left corner. Overall, fine condition.
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