Hoover, Herbert

Signature of President Hoover & son Herbert Hoover Jr.

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(1874-1964) Mining engineer 1895-1913 in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Secretary of Commerce 1921-28 (Harding-Coolidge), President of the US 1929-33. HERBERT C. HOOVER JR. (1903-1969) London-born son of President Herbert Hoover. He contracted influenza during the 1918 pandemic that left him with a permanent hearing impairment. After Stanford and the Harvard Business School, he won a fellowship to study aviation economics, focusing on the economics of radio in the aviation sector. In 1928, Hoover was hired by Western Air Express to set up its communications system, and he built a network of stations across the west capable of guiding radio-equipped aircraft along 15,000 miles of airways. In June 1930, he was promoted to chief engineer. In 1929, Western Air Express, Boeing and American Airways formed a non-profit corporation, Aeronautical Radio Inc. to serve as the airline industry’s single licensee and coordinator of radio communication outside of the government. Hoover was selected as 1st president that led Time magazine to put him on its July 14, 1930 cover. During the 1930 election, there were rumors that Western Air Express won certain government contracts because of Hoover was the president's son, and he resigned. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent 1931 convalescing. He briefly returned to Western, then taught business economics at the California Institute of Technology. His interest in radio brought him to the field of exploration geophysics, and the use of radio to prospect for oil. He founded United Geophysical in 1935, exploring for oil by seismological means. In 1937, he founded Consolidated Engineering Corp., which focused on instrument manufacturing. In 1943, the president of Venezuela invited Hoover to advise his government in the negotiation of oil contracts with foreign governments. In 1944, the new Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, hired Hoover's company to advise his government in the negotiation of new oil concessions. United Geophysical was later bought by Union Oil, though Hoover stayed on as president. Consolidated Engineering went public in 1945 and Hoover sold all of his stock. President Eisenhower asked Hoover to be his special envoy to Iran in Sept. 1953 to attempt to broker a deal between the US, UK and Iran on oil concessions. Officials at the State Department praised his conduct during these negotiations and Eisenhower asked him to be Under Secretary of State. He served from Oct. 4, 1954-Feb. 5, 1957. Owing to Secretary Dulles' frequent illnesses, Hoover was often Acting Secretary of State. Signature of Herbert Hoover, adding “Palo Alto, Cal.” above signature of Herbert Hoover Jr. who adds “Padadena, Calif.” on 1 ½ x 9 piece cut from a brown heavy paper visitor book page.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signature






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