Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Documentary History

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Conclusion
My Personal Relationship with Mr. Roosevelt

More than 13 years after FDR's death, Hoover wrote a brief, formal memoir of his friendship and rivalry with his successor. Most interesting is Hoover's deliberate use of the phrase "good friends" to describe their early relationship. Hoover also acknowledges that he and FDR disagreed on a great many issues from the health of the U.S. economy to Roosevelt's decision to enter World War II. Within the memoir, Hoover republishes a number of documents used elsewhere in this book. The memoir serves as a perfect coda on the long, tempestuous relationship between the two presidents.

September 26, 1958


MY PERSONAL RELATIONS WITH MR. ROOSEVELT

This memoir is concerned solely with President Roosevelt's foreign relations and foreign policies and their backgrounds. It is not concerned with his domestic policies. Nor is it an appraisal of his abilities or his character. But my personal relations with Mr. Roosevelt over the years are part of the backgrounds.

During the period of the American participation in the First World War, Mr. Roosevelt and I both served under President Wilson,--he as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and I as United States Food Administrator. At that time, he had no participation in foreign affairs. We had little official business together as my part in naval

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