Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964), who was later to be the 31st President of the United States, was invited to the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference to be an adviser to President Woodrow Wilson. At the time Hoover was the head of the American Relief Administration, providing food and medical assistance to European countries excepting the former Central Powers, since a state of war still existed. Although not a delegate, Hoover was closely involved in the discussions and deliberations. In 1958 he wrote of his experience and you can read about it here .

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official living in Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and has memberships in the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Indian Military Historical Society and the Salonika Campaign Society.