Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19200

Description

Herbert Hoover says that he believes Thomas B. Stearns is a sound appointee with strong bi-partisan support, but that he will withdraw his name if Woodrow Wilson wishes.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

Dear Mr. President

With regard to the appointment of Mr. Thos. B. Stearns as Federal Food Administrator for Colorado, I am, of course, entirely willing to withdraw his name. I would be glad, however, if you could tkake a moment to consider that Mr. Stearns was chosen for us and recommended by -

The Democratic Governor, Julius C. Gunter
The Democratic Mayor of Denver, RW Steer
The State Council of Defense

I enclose copies of telegrams of September 22nd from the Governor and the Mayor of Denver on the subject, and also copy of a very manlyletter from Mr. Stearns himself.

We were not aware of Mr. Stearns’ politics until the protest of THE DENVER POST was received, but it does appear unique that he should be so strongly approved by responsible men of both parties.

We are totally at loss to substitute anyone for Mr. Stearns without getting into worse party conflicts which seem pretty acute in that region.

Faithfully yours,
(Signed) HERBERT HOOVER.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09220A.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1917 September 25, WWP19200, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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