Letter Suggesting the Renaming of Fort Russell in Honor of Senator Francis E. Warren.
[Released December 6, 1929. Dated December 5, 1929]
Dear Mr. Secretary:
I have a feeling that it would be a fine tribute to the late Senator Francis E. Warren if the military post at Cheyenne in which he was so long interested could be renamed for him. In doing so it would be desirable to select some post that would properly commemorate the name of General D. A. Russell, whose distinguished service should ever be before our people.
I would be glad if you could make arrangements that would meet with this suggestion.
[The Honorable Patrick J. Hurley, Acting Secretary of War, Washington, D.C.]
Note: Acting Secretary of War Hurley responded to the President's wish by naming Fort Russell at Cheyenne, Wyo., in honor of Senator Warren and upgrading Camp Marfa, Tex., to a fort and renaming it in honor of Gen. D. A. Russell.
Herbert Hoover, Letter Suggesting the Renaming of Fort Russell in Honor of Senator Francis E. Warren. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208559