Former President Herbert Hoover, at Seventy-Five, Confesses His Hope to Make Ninety - Which He Did

September 25, 1949

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Former President Herbert Hoover, at Seventy-Five, Confesses His Hope to Make Ninety - Which He Did
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1 page | SMC 1345

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      To the Goodyear Tire founder and philanthropist F.A. Seiberling, then celebrating a 90th birthday, a spritely Herbert Hoover, age 75, confesses that he too hopes to clock ninety.

      Hoover got his wish; he died at ninety, in 1964 - then the second longest-lived President, bested only by John Adams, who lasted 76 days longer. Since Hoover's demise, however, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan place first and second in the longevity stakes.

      Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, quarto, on his personal letterhead, Waldorf-Astoria Towers, New York, September 25, 1949. To F.A. Seiberling in Akron.
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