National Affairs: Death of Hoover

President Roosevelt last week sent telegrams to the widows of Presidents Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft and Calvin Coolidge and to onetime President Herbert Hoover. The messages all carried the same news: the good friend and trusted aide of each & every one of them, Irwin Hood ("Ike") Hoover, longtime chief usher at the White House, was dead in Washington at the age of 62. He had left his cubby-hole office just off the White House foyer one afternoon, gone home, been suddenly stricken with a heart...

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