Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson




Herbert Hoover thinks Graham Lusk and R.H. Chittenden should be the US representatives at the committee for food programmes in Paris.


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


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum





Dear Mr. President

One of the resolutions passed at the Paris Conference was to the effect that a committee should be set up comprising two members each from the United States, Great Britain, France and Italy, who would sit in Paris and investigate, from a scientific point of view, the food programmes of the Allies and suggest to the various Governments the measures which they would deem useful.

I consider that this is a constructive step and that we should undertake it. It carries no obligation but merely the proper formulation of data with a view to economy in transport and consumption.

I would like to suggest to you, Professor Graham Lusk of Cornell, and Professor RH Chittenden of Yale, as the American members of this committee. These gentlemen would have to have some liberal allowance for expenses and I presume it can be made out of either the appropriation of your own fund to the Food Administration, or from the Congressional appropriation, although we are running short in our whole work and may have to call upon you for further assistance later on.

I would indeed be glad if you would kindly let me have your views as to this matter.

Yours faithfully,
(H. H.)

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 January 7, WWP19315, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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