Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19174

Description

Herbert Hoover tells Woodrow Wilson that he has secured service from the Federal Trade Commission to investigate various food industries and seeks his permission to continue.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

COPY.

1-H/BWT

Mr. President

I have already secured some service from the Federal Trade Commission with regard to the investigation of the costs of various food industries, and I am very anxious to extend this service, as they are in a much better position to make precise and elaborate investigations than we are with the temporary and voluntary character of our staff. On the other hand, the Federal Trade Commission considers it should have direction from you in the matter.

I am wondering, if it meets with your approval, if you would address to them a note instructing them to make investigations into flour milling, baking and such other food industries as we may from time to time think is necessary in our work.

I remain,
Your obedient servant,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09194.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1917 August 31, WWP19174, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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