31. Herbert Hoover

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“The Great Engineer”

  • Full Name: Herbert Clark Hoover
  • Years in Office: 1929–1933
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nickname: “The Great Engineer”
  • Age at Inauguration: 54
  • Vice President: Charles Curtis
  • Birth: August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa
  • Death: October 20, 1964 in New York City, New York
  • Place of Burial: Hoover Presidential Library – West Branch, Iowa
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Ancestry: Swiss-German
  • Father: Jesse Clark Hoover (1846–1880); Blacksmith
  • Mother: Hulda Randall Minthorn Hoover (1849–1883)
  • Wife: Lou Henry (March 29, 1875 – January 7, 1944)
  • Marriage: February 10, 1899 in Monterey, California
  • Children: Herbert Clark (1903–1969); Allan Henry (1907–1993)
  • Home: West Branch, Iowa
  • Education: Newberg Academy; B.A. from Stanford University (1895)
  • Religious Affiliation: Society of Friends (Quaker)
  • Military Service: No
  • Career:
    • Mining engineer (1895–1914)
    • Chairman of American Relief Committee, London (1914–1915)
    • Commissioner for Belgian Relief (1915–1919)
    • U.S. Food Administrator (1917–1919)
    • Supreme Economic Council (1919–1921)
    • Secretary of Commerce: Harding and Coolidge administrations (1921–1928)
    • President (1929–1933)
    • Chairman of Commissions on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government: Hoover Commission (1947, 1953)
    • Writer
  • Writings: The Challenge of Liberty; America’s First Crusade; Memoirs; The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson

 

Campaign Poster

Herbert Hoover, This Is a Hoover Home, poster, c. 1928

 

This Is a Hoover Home, poster, c. 1928

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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