PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/13/1951 - HFSID 13501
Sale Price $270.00
The former President signs a typed letter of thanks for the letter about the blockade.
Typed Letter Signed: "H. H.", 1p, 7¼x10½. The Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York, New York, 1951 December 13. On sheet imprinted with his name to Mr. George Creel, Bohemian Club, San Francisco, California. In full: "Thank you very much indeed fro yours of December 9th. We find that sort of blockade in many, many places. 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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