Herbert Hoover - Typed Letter Fragment Signed For SaleHERBERT HOOVER
The bottom half of a TLS signed by the 31st President of the United States.
Typed Letter Fragment signed: "Herbert Hoover", 1 page, 6¾x3½, affixed to an 8½x11 page, with two newspaper photographs of Hoover affixed above (4 surfaces). No place, no date. Addressed to Mr. Geo. Howland Cox, Washington, D.C. In full: "ing. I am indeed grateful for it. 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 offer 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. From the collection Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward became President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Adhesive on verso (affixing letter to the page, light show through). Creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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