Message of Sympathy on the Death of Thomas Alva Edison.
MR. EDISON was as great in his brave fight for life as he was in the achievements which have made the whole world his debtor. I mourn his passing not only as one of the greatest men our nation has produced but as a personal friend. On behalf of the nation I express the profound sympathy of all our people and Mrs. Hoover and I personally extend our deepest sympathy to you and your son and daughter in your irreparable loss.
[Mrs. Thomas A. Edison, Llewellyn Park, West Orange, N.J.]
Note: Thomas Alva Edison was a noted scientist and inventor.
Herbert Hoover, Message of Sympathy on the Death of Thomas Alva Edison. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207974