PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/10/1961 - HFSID 155737
Sale Price $360.00
Hoover thanks American boys for birthday wishes and gifts.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover" as Chairman of the Board, Boys' Clubs of America, 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1961 August 10. To Boys' Club of Carnegie, Inc., Carnegie, Pennsylvania. In full: "Nothing on my eighty-seventh birthday brings me such satisfaction as the gracious greetings of the Boys' Club. All of these greetings are far more than formal letters. I have received a multitude of messages from individual boys. I have received evidences of their handicrafts and cakes, and scrolls and statements signed by hundreds of thousands of boys themselves. This is the greatest autograph collection on earth -- and it is a collection of affection. I deeply appreciate the affection they convey. They give me confidence in the future of America. My good wishes go out to every one of the whole 600,000 of you." Written on his 87th birthday. 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. Lightly creased at top blank edge. Fine condition.
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