Herbert Hoover

31st US President Herbert Hoover Full Name: Herbert Hoover
Nationality: American

Profession: 31st US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: United States Secretary of Commerce

Presidential Term: March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1933
Preceded By: Calvin Coolidge
Succeeded By: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Why Famous: Hoover's parents were Quakers and he became a wealthy miner, working overseas. During WWI Hoover worked to fed Belgium under occupation and was appointed in 1917 by President Wilson to head the US Food Administration. After the war Hoover organised food relief to Germany and famine-hit Russia, against opposition at home. Hoover was appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Harding and worked to increase business efficiency. On the back of his relief efforts after the Mississippi flood (1927) he was elected Republican nomination for President, winning the 1928 election by a landslide. However the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the resulting depression and his belief in public private cooperation rather than more government expenditure destroyed his popularity and he lost the 1932 election to Roosevelt. He became an opponent of the New Deal although is remembered for building the Hoover Dam. In 1947 President Truman appoited head of what was called the Hoover Commission to eliminate wa

Born: August 10, 1874
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, USA

Died: October 20, 1964 (aged 90)

Married Life

  • 1899-02-10 Future US President Herbert Hoover (24) marries college sweetheart Lou Henry (24) in Monterey California

Historical Events in the Life of Herbert Hoover

  • 1918-01-26 Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort
  • 1919-01-03 Herbert Hoover is placed in charge of war relief in Europe
  • 1922-02-27 US Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference
  • 1928-06-14 Republican National Convention, meeting in Kansas City, nominates Herbert Hoover for President
  • 1928-10-22 Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"
  • 1928-11-06 Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President
  • 1928-12-11 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on President-elect Herbert Hoover
  • 1929-03-04 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President
  • 1929-06-25 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
  • 1929-07-24 US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
  • 1930-07-07 Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam
  • 1932-04-19 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
  • 1932-06-16 US President Herbert Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Republican Convention
  • 1932-07-15 US President Herbert Hoover cuts own salary 15%
  • 1932-07-28 US President Herbert Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
  • 1935-09-30 The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR
  • 1936-09-07 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation
  • 1936-09-11 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
  • 1936-10-09 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

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