Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP19458

Description

Herbert Hoover appoints Mr. Glasgow, Chief Counsel for the Food Administration, to attend the Wednesday meeting in his absence.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Text

Dear Mr. President

The nineteen principal departmental heads in the Food Administration are all specialists, none of whom would be able to advise you generally as to food matters outside of their special problems. Moreover, I am completely non-plussed to know which of them to suggest to you to attend the Wednesday conference and, furthermore, I dislike to show a preference between them in this matter. I am therefore returning to the suggestion that Mr. Glasgow, who is the Chief Counsel and has a thoroughly broad knowledge of the whole of the issues involved here, should, if you desire, attend the conferences and ion speany special food subject he will bring to you either the head of the department concerned or, alternatively, their views and opinions, during my absence.

As you appreciate, Mr. Glasgow is a good deal more than a lawyer and is rapidly becoming a food expert.

Yours faithfully,
[Herbert Hoover]

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/D09458.pdf

Citation

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, “Herbert Hoover to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 July 8, WWP19458, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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