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Message to Ceremonies Honoring George B. Cortelyou.

May 25, 1932

[Released May 25, 1932. Dated May 18, 1932]

My dear Mr. Cortelyou:

I am gratified to learn that the American Museum of Safety is to present its "Certificate of Appreciation" to you, in recognition of one phase of your many outstanding services to the public since your entrance into private business twenty-one years ago. I have long held that the Federal Government evoked a type of socially-minded service of exceptional unselfishness and breadth of vision, and your distinguished record in Washington, followed by many achievements of like color in civil life, should be a stimulus to others as well as a profound satisfaction to yourself.

Yours faithfully,


[Hon. George B. Cortelyou, President, Consolidated Gas Company, New York City]

Note: The message was read at presentation ceremonies held at the Union League Club in New York City.

Herbert Hoover, Message to Ceremonies Honoring George B. Cortelyou. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/206941

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