PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/23/1931 - HFSID 299790
Sale Price $552.50
The President of the United States designates Ogden L. Mills to be a member of the Central Committee of the American Red Cross to represent the Treasury Department.
Typed Letter signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1 page, 7x9. Washington D.C., 1931 November 23. On The White House letterhead, written to Honorable Ogden L. Mills, Undersecretary of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. In full: "My dear Mr. Mills: In accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of the Act of Congress of January 5, 1905, reincorporating the American National Red Cross, I hereby designate you to be a member of the Central Committee of the American Red Cross, to represent the Treasury Department, for a term expiring December 6, 1932. 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. 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). OGDEN L. MILLS (1884-1937) was President Herbert Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury (1932-1933) as well as U. S. Representative from New York's 17th Congressional District (1921-1927) and a New York state senator (1914-1917). Two filing holes at top edge. Normal mailing fold. Lightly creased. Lightly soiled. Slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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