Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19347

Description

Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson for permission to conduct an independent investigation of operations of the Grain Division.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

1-H-S

Dear President

I have not the remotest doubt but that the operations of the Grain Division fof the Food Administration will come up for assault or investigation by Congress sooner or later, and it occurs to me it might be wotrth taking time by the forelock and having an investigation of our own. I am wondering if you would mind my appealing to Dr. Taussig to secure assistance and make an investigation of the entire operations and write a report - this report to be made to yourself. We could then be armed to use it the minute we saw that such an investigation was brewing. I would not propose to make any public announcement.

I am
Your obedient servant,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09355.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 February 20, WWP19347, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.