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Letter Accepting the Resignation of J. Reuben Clark, Jr., as United States Ambassador to Mexico.

February 28, 1933

[Released February 28, 1933. Dated February 25, 1933]

My dear Mr. Ambassador:

I must, of course, accept your resignation as Ambassador to Mexico, to be effective at the close of business March 3rd.

I wish to take this occasion to express to you the appreciation I have for the service you have rendered our country as its Ambassador to Mexico. Never have our relations been lifted to such a high point of confidence and cooperation, and there is no more important service in the whole foreign relations of the United States than this. A large part of it is due to your efforts, and I realize it has been done at great sacrifice to yourself. The American people should be grateful to you for it.

Yours faithfully,

HERBERT HOOVER

[Hon. J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Ambassador to Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico]

Note: Mr. Clark served as Under Secretary of State from August 1928 to June 1929 and as Ambassador to Mexico from 1930 until his resignation. His letter of resignation, dated February 24, 1933, and released with the President's letter, follows:

Dear Mr. President:

I have the honor herewith to tender my resignation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Mexico. I respectfully request that the resignation be accepted to become effective at the close of business March 3, 1933.

In so tendering my resignation, I wish to express my deep gratitude for the great honor you conferred upon me by the appointment, and to thank you sincerely for the confidence and support which have been uniformly extended to me by yourself and the Secretary of State during my tenure of office.
Faithfully yours,

J. RUBEN CLARK, JR.

[The President, The White House]

Herbert Hoover, Letter Accepting the Resignation of J. Reuben Clark, Jr., as United States Ambassador to Mexico. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208158

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