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Message of Sympathy on the Death of Knute Rockne.

April 01, 1931

I KNOW that every American grieves with you. Mr. Rockne so contributed to a cleanness and high purpose and sportsmanship in athletics that his passing is a national loss.

HERBERT HOOVER

Note: The message was sent to Mrs. Knute Rockne, South Bend, Ind.

Knute Rockne, football coach at the University of Notre Dame since 1914, died in a plane crash near Cottonwood Falls, Kans., on March 31, 1931.

Herbert Hoover, Message of Sympathy on the Death of Knute Rockne. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211940

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