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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) [White House card signed by Hoover]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02346.01.02 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: circa 1929 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7 x 11 cm.

Summary of Content: Accompanied 20 December 1929 letter from Hoover to Richard Edmonds (see GLC02346.01.01).

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Government and CivicsPresident

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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