PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/03/1922 - HFSID 78904
Sale Price $427.50
As Secretary of Commerce, he signs a letter of intent allowing an Alaskan company to engage in commercial herring fishing.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover" as Harding's Secretary of Commerce, 1p, 8x10½. Department of Commerce, Washington, 1922 August 3.In full: "Referring to your letter of June 24, and the tentative permission granted by the Commissioner of Fisheries under date of July 11, 1922, there is inclosed [sic] herewith Permit No. 47, [not included] dated August 3, 1922, authorizing you to engage in commercial fishing for herring and the preparation of herring products within the Afognak Forest and Fish Culture Reserve during the calendar year 1922. Certain conditions are imposed as to employment of natives and the reporting of operations. The report called for in the permit is a special one and is in addition to the statistical report required by virtue of section 10 of the act approved June 26, 1906, for the protection and regulation of the fisheries of Alaska. Respectfully," Hoover loved to fish.His last book, published in 1963, the year before his death at the age of 90, was Fishing for Fun - And to Wash Your Soul. 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, 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. Clip stain in upper left, horizontal fold through signature, else fine condition.
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