Herbert Clark Hoover was an American politician, businessman, and engineer, who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression. Before serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the third U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Born to a Quaker family in West Branch, Iowa, he grew up in Oregon. Hoover took a position with a London-based mining company after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. After the outbreak of World War I, he became the head of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, an international relief organization that provided food to occupied Belgium. When the U.S. entered the war, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Hoover to lead the Food Administration, and Hoover became known as the country's "food czar".
|Born:||Herbert Clark Hoover, August 10, 1874, West Branch, Iowa, U.S.|
|Died:||October 20, 1964, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum|
|Children:||Herbert Jr, Allan|
|Alma mater:||Stanford University (BS, 1895)|
|Vice President:||Charles Curtis|
|Preceded by:||Calvin Coolidge|
|Succeeded by:||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|IMDb:||Herbert Hoover's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Herbert Hoover's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Herbert Hoover
The 31st president of the United States who helped provide humanitarian relief to Belgium during World War I and was best known for his mishandling of the Great Depression.
Herbert Hoover Before Fame
He worked as the student manager of the football and baseball teams while attending Stanford University.
Achievement of Herbert Hoover
He was a mildly prolific author, releasing 16 books during his lifetime, the last of which was about fishing, titled Fishing for Fun--and to Wash Your Soul.
Herbert Hoover Family Life
His parents were Jesse Hoover, a blacksmith and farm implement story owner, and Hulda Randall Hoover. He was married to Lou Henry from 1899 until her death in 1944.
Associations of Herbert Hoover
He and Harry S. Truman became close friends after World War II and Truman appointed him to the Hoover Commission with the goal of removing waste and inefficiency from government.
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