PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/20/1942 - HFSID 5168
HERBERT HOOVER The former President thanks a correspondent for "friendly greetings", probably birthday wishes. Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1p, 6¼x9¼. No place, 1942 August 20. On sheet imprinted with his name to Mr. Ralph Holtzman, Richmond, Virginia.
Sale Price $306.00
The former President thanks a correspondent for "friendly greetings", probably birthday wishes.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1p, 6¼x9¼. No place, 1942 August 20. On sheet imprinted with his name to Mr. Ralph Holtzman, Richmond, Virginia. In full: "I was greatly cheered in these difficult days to have your friendly greeting - and I want to express my appreciation. Yours faithfully". Hoover had celebrated his 68th birthday on August 10; the "friendly greeting" may refer to birthday wishes. In 1942, Problems for Lasting Peace, which Hoover co-wrote, was published. At the time of this letter, the U.S. had been at war for less than nine months; the "difficult days" may refer to the events of WWII. 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, who was still President at the time of this letter. Hoover, a capable administrator, had headed the Food Administration to provide relief to Europe and Russia during and after WWI, and he 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", Hoover 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. Encapsulated. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Light stains at right margin. Fine condition.
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