DOCUMENT SIGNED (DS): Statement by HERBERT HOOVER for release to all editions of morning papers. Herbert HOOVER.

DOCUMENT SIGNED (DS): Statement by HERBERT HOOVER for release to all editions of morning papers

28 June 1943. Document. A scarce one-page press release of @300 words, SIGNED both in type and holograph by Hoover at the conclusion, regarding the need to pass the Fulmer Bill and to create the position of Food Administrator in the Roosevelt administration. Hoover was appointed this very position by Woodrow Wilson at the end of World War I. During this time, Franklin Roosevelt said about him: "He is certainly a wonder, and I wish we could make him president of the United States." That wish did, of course, come true, and Hoover served during the worst economic depression in the nation's history. He was overwhelmingly defeated for reelection by the very man who wished he would become president. In part: "No responsible person has proposed a Food 'Czar,' nor an Angel Gabriel. What large sections of the country and the House Agricultural Committee have demanded is a Food Administrator, acting within laws passed by Congress and under the President. We need a manager, not a 'dictator.'" An interesting Hoover piece, probably limited to distribution to certain major newspapers, and quite unlikely that many have survived. This comes from the estate of an editor for a major New York newspaper. Folds from mailing. Near Fine, a remarkable and scarce piece. Item #019241

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