Statement Announcing Appointments to the Department of the Treasury.
THE PRESIDENT stated at press conference:
"I was much gratified to hear that the Senate has unanimously confirmed Mr. Mellon's appointment to London. This is a real tribute to Mr. Mellon.
"I have already sent to the Senate Mr. Mills' name for Secretary of the Treasury and Mr. Ballantine's for Under Secretary."
Note: Andrew W. Mellon had been confirmed as United States Ambassador to Great Britain.
Prior to their nominations, Ogden L. Mills and Arthur A. Ballantine were Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, respectively. The appointments of Mr. Mellon, Mr. Mills, and Mr. Ballantine became effective on February 12, 1932.
Herbert Hoover, Statement Announcing Appointments to the Department of the Treasury. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207532