Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964)

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Life in Brief: Upon accepting the Republican nomination for President in 1928, Herbert Hoover predicted that "We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us… more life in brief »

Essays about Herbert Hoover

About His Administration

First Lady
Lou Hoover
Vice President
Charles Curtis
Secretary of State
Henry L. Stimson (1929–1933)
Secretary of the Interior
Ray L. Wilbur (1929–1933)
Postmaster General
Walter F. Brown (1929–1933)
Secretary of Agriculture
Arthur M. Hyde (1929–1933)
Secretary of the Navy
Charles F. Adams (1929–1933)

Facts about Herbert Hoover

Term
:
31st President of the United States (1929 – 1933)
Born
:
August 10, 1874, West Branch, Iowa
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
October 20, 1964
Nickname
:
None
Education
:
Stanford University (graduated 1895)
Religion
:
Society of Friends (Quaker)
Marriage
:
February 10, 1899, to Lou Henry (1875–1944)
Children
:
Herbert Clark (1903–1969), Allan Henry (1907–1993)
Career
:
Engineer
Buried
:
West Branch, Iowa
Writings

The Challenge of Liberty (1934), America’s First Crusade (1942), Memoirs (3 vols., 1951-52), The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson (1958)


Ours is a land rich in resources; stimulating in its glorious beauty; filled with millions of happy homes; blessed with comfort and opportunity.
March 4, 1929

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

David E. Hamilton

Professor Hamilton is an associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky. His writings include:

From New Day to New Deal: American Farm Policy from Hoover to Roosevelt, 1928–1933 (University of North Carolina Press, 1991)

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