Herbert Hoover: American Quaker

Herbert Hoover: American Quaker

Herbert Hoover: American Quaker

Herbert Hoover: American Quaker

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The sharp contrast between public feeling about President Hoover near the end of his term and that in 1949 is reflected in the recent unprecedented action of the Congress of the United States which was chronicled for posterity and recorded on a large embossed scroll. It reads:

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring) that the Congress hereby extends to the Honorable Herbert Hoover . . . its cordial birthday greetings . . . and expresses admiration and gratitude for his devoted service to his country and to the world; and that the Congress expresses its hope that he be spared for many years of useful and honorable service.

The official greetings from the President and the Congress sent Mr. Hoover--enough to crown the career of any man--evidenced the present great warmth of feeling, respect and admiration for him on the part of a substantial cross section of the people of the nation and the world who found many ways to offer their tributes.

These widespread expressions of good will, admiration, appreciation and affection for Mr. Hoover were inspired by the approach of his seventy-fifth birthday on August 10, 1949.

Some of the expressions were contained in the many hundred radio comments about him. These praised him for his fine qualities and commended him for the multitude of varied contributions he has made to his country and to the world. Other expressions about him were printed in over six hundred syndicated and 1510 original newspaper editorials, Democratic and Republican alike, during the week of August 8, 1949. Still other expressions took the form of proclamations or public statements issued by a dozen governors, and others . . .

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