PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/24/1956 - HFSID 13146
Sale Price $292.50
The former President signs a typed letter of fond memories of his friendship.
Typed Letter Signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1p, 7¼x10½. Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1956 August 24. On sheet imprinted with The Hoover Institute and Library on War, Revolution, and Peace to Mr. Robert A. Cotner, Crescent City, California. In full: "Your message reawakens recollections of the great friendship and fellowship we won from great days together. Yours faithfully,". 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 serving an unprecedented fourth term as President when he died on April 12, 1945, just four months before 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. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.
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