Question of the Day

Aug 11, 2014

Yesterday's question asked: Which president hired the first press secretary? This was a tough one, but it was Herbert Hoover who convinced Congress to fund an additional secretary, which allowed him to employ the first official press secretary!

Congratulations to Ken Walker of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to get that exactly right (although he points out that McKinley's biographer called his stenographer George B. Cortelyou the first one)! Honorable mentions also must go out to Eve ByronCarrie Gray (who added that some called FDR's Stephen Early the first) and Hollywood Highlands for answering correctly, as well. Tough one to sleuth out, folks, so excellent work!

As for today's question, here it is, following the same theme: Okay, so who was the first press secretary, as appointed by Hoover?

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