Colonel House to Woodrow Wilson




Edward M. House writes to Woodrow Wilson about appointing members to the Federal Reserve Board.


Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


Dear Governor

Three or four people of importance have suggested WPC Harding of the First National Bank of Birmingham, Alabama, as being one of the foremost bankers in the South and, perhaps, the best fitted man for the Federal Reserve Board that could be chosen in this section.
I sent you a full description of him as I passed through Washington on my way South, and I suggested on the memorandum that you ask Mr. Underwood concerning him.
If, after talking to Underwood, you think well of him, I could go by Birmingham and see him as I go East which I expect to do on March 16th.
If I were you, I would not appoint anyone on this board without first looking him over, for my experience in such matters has been that one cannot get accurate information at second hand

Yours very faithful,
EM House

Original Format




House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938, “Colonel House to Woodrow Wilson,” 1914 March 3, WWP18395, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.