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Message to The International Benjamin Franklin Society.

January 21, 1933

[Released January 21, 1933. Dated January 19, 1933]

My dear Mr. Stout:

The world today more than ever needs the breadth of vision and the wisdom so conspicuously exemplified in the life of Benjamin Franklin. I shall hope that the meeting of the International Benjamin Franklin Society may be helpful in the development of such an attitude.

Yours faithfully,


[Mr. J. Robert Stout, President, The International Benjamin Franklin Society, 2305 Woolworth Building, New York City]

Note: The message was read at the society's 10th annual luncheon, held at the Hotel Plaza in New York City.

Herbert Hoover, Message to The International Benjamin Franklin Society. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208035

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