Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson




Herbert Hoover notifies Woodrow Wilson of a meeting he will have with senators regarding the Food Bill.


Hoover-Wilson Correspondence, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, California


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum




Dear Mr. President

I have been asked to attend a meeting tomorrow morning at ten o’clock with those senators who are endeavoring to get the fFood Bill through, to discuss the amendments with regard to which I addressed you yesterday. One of the amendments suggested embodies more specific power for the creation of corporations to handle the purchase and sale of commodities. The bill as it stands at the present moment authorizes the President to create and employ any agencies desired.

Judge Linley and Judge Burling, who are advising me, believe that this power is sufficient to cover the creation of corporations, if it should become absolutely necessary; and if you believe that this is the case, it would not be necessary for you to inject a new and probably bitter discussion into the bill.

The other amendments proposed by us we find are more or less in accord with the views of the Senators concerned, and I think there will be little difficulty in securing their adoption in the Senate or in conference.

Sincerely yours,
(Signed) Herbert Hoover.

Original Format





Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1917 June 30, WWP19100, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

Transcribe This Item

  1. http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09128.pdf