Letter Regretting Inability To Attend Exercises Dedicating a Memorial to George Westinghouse.
[Released October 6, 1930. Dated October 1, 1930]
While it will be impossible for me to attend the exercises dedicating the memorial to George Westinghouse on October 6th, I wish your Committee to know that I have a high appreciation of the outstanding accomplishments of Mr. Westinghouse during his notable career.
The inventions he created and the industrial institutions he established have been a most substantial contribution to our American life.
Characters such as he well deserve to be honored by their contemporaries and their successors. You do well to commemorate his memory.
[Messrs. A. L. Humphrey and A. W. Robertson, Committee]
Note: The letter was read at a ceremony in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pa., where a monument to George Westinghouse was unveiled.
Herbert Hoover, Letter Regretting Inability To Attend Exercises Dedicating a Memorial to George Westinghouse. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211900