Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19399

Description

Herbert Hoover apologizes for the difficulties in appointing a State Food Administrator for Virginia.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

Dear Mr. President

I am very sorry to see you annoyed over the matter of appointment of a State Food Administrator in Virginia.

In our usual method of these appointments, we asked the Governor to suggest several men. We then submitted these names to the Virginia delegation in Washington and found that they approved of two of the Governor’s nominees. Both of these gentlemen, however, were unable for one reason or another to accept.

The third did not meet the approval of the Virginia Senators and Congressmen. The delegation in turn recommended a fourth man, with regard to whom we again approached the Governor, and in consequence created this storm.

We are now endeavoring to find another list of men on whom we can get approval on all sides before submitting them to you.

The Governor of Virginia does not apparently cooperate very much with the Congressional delegation. We will, however, try to solve the matter without friction.

Yours faithfully,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09403.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 April 12, WWP19399, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.