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Description: HERBERT HOOVER
(1874-1964) 31st President of the United States whose attempts to reverse the course of the Great Depression led to his defeat at the polls by Franklin D. Roosevelt.Unusual typed D.S. as Director General of Relief for the Supreme Economic Council, 1p. 4to., Paris, July 3, 1919, a letter requesting that all aid and assistance be given to Herbert Bayard Swope who is "...traveling in behalf of various important American Journals, for the purpose of reporting on the economic and political situation in Germany...informing the American public as to this situation since the signature of peace...". Boldly signed by Hoover at bottom, with Swope's photo tied to the document with an embossed seal. Moderate dampstaining and some soiling at all margins, a clean 2" tear from left margin clear of text, else good. HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE (1882-1958) was the first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1917. He is also known for coining the phrase "Cold War".

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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