838.00 Elections/6:Telegram

The High Commissioner in Haiti ( Russell ) to the Acting Secretary of State

38. Delegates of patriotic groups met at the Parisian, a theater, this morning and selected Eugene Roy as their candidate for the [Page 213] Presidency. Thirty-seven votes were for Roy, one blank.20 Announcement made from the platform that Roy had been chosen in accordance with President Hoover’s plan as their candidate for the Presidency.

  1. A decree of nomination, dated March 20, 1930, stated that “out of thirty-four votes citizen Eugene Roy has received thirty-four”. (838.00 Elections/16).