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Message Congratulating Franklin D. Roosevelt on His Victory in the Presidential Election

November 08, 1932

I congratulate you on the opportunity that has come to you to be of service to the country and I wish for you a most successful administration. In the common purpose of all of us I shall dedicate myself to every possible helpful effort.

HERBERT HOOVER

Note: The President voted at Stanford University and awaited the results at his home on the university campus. At 9:30 p.m., he sent the telegram of concession to the President-elect. Final tabulations showed 27,821,857 popular votes and 472 electoral votes for Governor Roosevelt and 15,761,841 popular votes and 59 electoral votes for President Hoover.

On November 9, the President-elect replied as follows:

I appreciate your generous telegram. For the immediate as well as for the more distant future I join in your gracious expression of a common purpose in helpful efforts for our country.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

Herbert Hoover, Message Congratulating Franklin D. Roosevelt on His Victory in the Presidential Election Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207538

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