31 Herbert Hoover

31 Herbert Hoover

31 Herbert Hoover

31 Herbert Hoover
31 Herbert Hoover

 
  • Term: 31st President of the United States (1929-1933)
  • Vice President: Charles Curtis
  • Born: August 10, 1874, West Branch, Iowa
  • 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
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: The Challenge of Liberty (1934), America’s First Crusade (1942), Memoirs (3 vols., 1951-52), The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson (1958)
  • Died: October 20, 1964, New York City, New York
  • Buried: West Branch, Iowa

Herbert Hoover Trivia:
Graduated Stanford University (1895). Secretary of Commerce under Harding, Secretary of Commerce under Coolidge. The New York Stock Market crashed on October 29, 1929, marking the beginning of a severe economic depression that dominated the Hoover presidency. The School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University in 1964, Herbert Hoover and Thomas Edison were named the two greatest engineers in U. S. History. He was the youngest member of Stanford University's first graduating class. During their first three years in the White House, the Hoovers dined alone only three times, each time on their wedding anniversary. Hoover was the first president to donate his salary to charity. One of the most honored presidents, Hoover received 84 honourary degrees, 78 medals and awards, and the keys to dozens of cities


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