In this letter, John F. Bishop relates a conversation with Herbert Hoover, Jr., in which Hoover recommended that Beckman choose "a man who understands the American way of business," rather than a European candidate, to head the German subsidiary.
Herbert Charles Hoover, Jr. (1903 – 1969) worked as a radio and geophysical engineer. He was the son of President Herbert Hoover and served as a special envoy and Under Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Bishop, John F. “Memo from John Bishop to Arnold O. Beckman,” September 15, 1954. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 10, Folder 15. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/vh53ww50w.
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