Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19403

Description

In view of Colonel E.B. White resignation, Herbert Hoover nominates Hugh B. Sproul of Staunton for Federal Food Administrator for Virginia.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

Dear Mr. President

Colonel E. B. White of Leesburg, Virginia, has resigned from his position as Federal Food Administrator as he is a candidate for election to Congress.

After careful consideration, I recommend Mr. Hugh B. Sproul of Staunton, Virginia, as Colonel White’s successor. Mr. Sproul has signified his willingness to undertake this work, as a volunteer, if appointed.

Mr. Sproul is strongly endorsed by Senators Martin and Swanson, Representative Flood, and by many other influential citizens of Virginia. He has been interested in the coal business for many years and has also made a thorough scientific study of food production and distribution, and is, therefore, conversant with our problems, although not having been actually connected with the Food Administration up to this time.

Faithfully yours,
Herbert Hoover

Approved,
Woodrow Wilson
24 April, 1918.

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

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09407.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 April 23, WWP19403, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.