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Telegram to the Chairman of the Republican Party Campaign in Southern California About Oil Tariffs.

October 19, 1932

[Released October 19, 1932. Dated October 18, 1932]

I HAVE your telegram stating that Democratic agents despite all proof to the contrary are still circulating misleading statements through the oil fields that I have been opposed to relief to the oil industry because of my supposed interest in foreign oil and that I opposed the tariff on oil. This is usual type of politics. I have not in fifteen years since I entered public service had a dime's interest outside of the United States of any kind including oil. I supported the oil tariff in revenue bill and signed that bill. Without the support I gave I do not believe it would have received sufficient vote from non oil sections to have been carried.

HERBERT HOOVER

[C. C. Teague, Santa Paula, California ]

Note: Mr. Teague had reported that California oil workers were receiving political pamphlets charging that the President had opposed an oil tariff because of his interest in foreign oil wells.

Herbert Hoover, Telegram to the Chairman of the Republican Party Campaign in Southern California About Oil Tariffs. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207902

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