Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson




In light of Jame F Fielder’s resignation, Herbert Hoover recommends William S. Tyler to the post of Federal Food Administrator for New Jersey.


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


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum




Dear Mr. President

Ex Governor James F. Fielder of Jersey City, New Jersey, is obliged to resign from the position of Federal Food Administrator for the State, owing to the great pressure of his personal affairs upon his time.

After careful consideration, I wish to recommend, as Mr. Fielder’s successor, Mr. William S. Tyler, of Plainfield, New Jersey.Mr. Tyler is strongly endorsed by Mr. HW Jeffers and Mr. Alva Agee, both of the State Board of Agriculture; he is also thought very highly of by Senator JS Frelinghuysen and other leading citizens of the State. He has been active in war work in the city of Plainfield for some time, and with his brother has run a very large dairy farm, largely in a charitable way. He is, however, willing to give all his time - as a volunteer - to war work, although, besides these activities I have enumerated, he actively practises law in New York City.

Faithfully yours,

Herbert Hoover

7 March, 1918.

His Excellency, Woodrow Wilson,
President of the United States,
The White House.

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 March 2, WWP19354, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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