31st President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Herbert Hoover” AS PRESIDENT, November 16, 1932, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, to John Jay Hopkins of the Treasury Department, in full:
Your message touches me deeply and I thank you for it with all my heart. I am grateful that I have had such friendship. I am sure we may all look forward with confidence to the results that will come from the work we have done together.
In fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House mailing envelope.
Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover in the 1932 presidential election just eight days before this letter was written.
John Jay Hopkins (October 15, 1893 – May 3, 1957) was founder and president of General Dynamics from 1952 to 1957. He was assistant to the Treasury Secretary. In 1937, he joined Electric Boat as a lawyer, and eventually became director. In 1948, as president of Electric Boat, he purchased Canadair and created General Dynamics from that foundation in 1952. Hopkins created the golf World Cup, which began as the Canada Cup in 1953, and donated the trophy for the event.