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The President's News Conference

March 06, 1931

FEDERAL FARM BOARD

THE PRESIDENT. I have to announce to you something that I think you all know, and that is Mr. [Alexander] Legge's resignation. And I know that I reflect the view of the agricultural community when I express intense regret that his private affairs have made it necessary for him to leave the Board. He has been urged I think by every farm organization in the United States to continue as Chairman of the Farm Board, and I have urged him with all the pressures that I could bring to bear, but he feels obligations elsewhere.

I have appointed Mr. James C. Stone as the Chairman of the Board, and Mr. [Charles C.] Teague has been elected Vice Chairman. We, therefore, have a vacancy on the Board which will require some 2 or 3 weeks to fill.

RICHARD N. ELLIOTT

I have given an interim appointment to Congressman Elliott as Assistant Comptroller General.

And that is all the news I have got today.

ALEXANDER LEGGE

Q. Mr. President, does that resignation take effect immediately ?

THE PRESIDENT. Yes.

Note: President Hoover's one hundred and seventy-eighth news conference was held in the White House at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 1931.

Richard N. Elliott served as Representative from Indiana from 1917 until his appointment as Assistant Comptroller General.

Herbert Hoover, The President's News Conference Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207453

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