PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/08/1945 - HFSID 32756
Sale Price $510.00
He signs a typed letter to an old friend's wife for the friendly note.
Typed Letter Signed: "H. H.", 1p, 7¼x10½. Stanford University, California, 1944 August 8. To Mrs. Mark Requa, Los Angeles, California. In full: "That was a friendly note and I am glad to hear from you. It was a pleasure to be with Lawrence While I was in Utah and Nevada. I am in hopes that things go well with you. Yours faithfully," LAWRENCE KENDALL REQUA and his father, Mark L. Requa, were mining associates and friends of the Herbert Hoover family. 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. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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