Letter Commending Russell Owen on His Reporting of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition.
[Released June 28, 1930. Dated June 27, 1930]
My dear Mr. Owen:
I congratulate you most cordially upon your remarkably interesting and human news reports of the Byrd Antarctic expedition. They were splendid.
[Mr. Russell Owen, New York, N.Y.]
Note: The message was read at a dinner in New York honoring Mr. Owen, a correspondent for the New York Times. Mr. Owen spent nearly 2 years in Antarctica with Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd and won the Pulitzer Prize for the most outstanding reportorial work of 1929.
Herbert Hoover, Letter Commending Russell Owen on His Reporting of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/210912