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During his term as President, Adolph Hitler came into power.
He was president during the 1929 Stock Market Crash.
He was the first president born west of the Mississippi.
While he was in the White House, the Star Spangled Banner was adopted as our national anthem.


Herbert Hoover
(August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964)

Life Facts

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First Lady: Lou Henry Hoover, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Lou Henry
Number of Children: 2
Education Level: College
School Attended: Stanford University
Religion: Quaker
Profession: Mining Engineer

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1929 - 3/4/1933
Presidency Number: 31
Number of Terms: 1
Why Presidency Ended: Defeated
Party: Republican
His Vice President(s): Charles Curtis
Cabinet Service: Sec. of Commerce (Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, 1921-1928)
Other Offices: Head of Commission for Relief in Belgium; US Food Administrator; Director of American Relief Administration
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Gravesite: Herbert Hoover Library and Birthplace
Library: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Papers: Herbert Hoover Library - West Branch, IA web site , 319-643-5301
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Herbert Hoover Life Portrait: From Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Presidential Library & Museum - West Branch, IA
 Guests included: Richard Norton Smith, author, An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover and former director, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library; Tim Walch, director, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, and author/editor of books on Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman; and Dan Banta, Chief Ranger, National Park Service Watch | Order Videotape
Hoover archival materials - Hoover Library and Museum Watch

  1956 Hoover video showing support for the Eisenhower campaign Watch

  Tim Walch, museum director, on Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum Watch

  Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover portrayed by William and Sue Wills Watch

  Tim Walch, author, Be Careful What You Wish For: Presidential Gifts and Other Problems with the Presidency Watch

  Douglas Brinkley on the post-presidential careers of Hoover, Jefferson, Carter and Clinton Watch

  JFK Library symposium on the life of Herbert Hoover - "Examining the Evidence" Watch

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