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31st President of the US – Herbert Hoover

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Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa on 10th August, 1874 and was brought up in Oregon. Hoover’s father was a blacksmith. He graduated in mining engineering from Stanford University…

Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa on 10th August, 1874 and was brought up in Oregon. Hoover’s father was a blacksmith. He graduated in mining engineering from Stanford University in 1891.

For about twenty years he continued with his service as a mining engineer. He also served as Secretary of Commerce. He married Lou Henry and went to China. In China, he worked as a chief engineer in a private company.

Later, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States of America. He served his nation from 1929 to 1933. As a President he initiated to modernize the economic condition of the country. In 1920s, Herbert Hoover also became the Secretary of Commerce of the United States under the Presidents, Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding. Herbert Hoover became President defeating Democratic candidate Al Smith.

the full name of Herbert Hoover was Herbert Clark Hoover. Herbert Hoover won the Presidential election of 1928 as a Republican candidate. Hoover had deep faith in Efficiency Movement.

Herbert Hoover had to face Great Depression as the Stock Market collapsed or crashed on 29th October 1929. This day is termed as Black Tuesday in the United States.

As a result of this the nation had to face economic downfall. This Great Depression started in 1929, which was his first year as a President. He showed an energetic move to fight against the Great Depression.

Hoover, preceded President Calvin Coolidge as a President of United States of America. Later he was succeeded by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In the history of American Congress, Hoover Herbert became 31st President heading the Republican Party from front.


Full Name: Herbert Clark Hoover
Date of Birth: August 10, 1874, West Branch, Iowa
Died on: October 20, 1964, New York, New York
Burial site: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa
Parents: Jesse Clark and Hulda Randall Minthorn Hoover
Spouse: Lou Henry (1875-1944; m. 1899)
Children: Herbert Charles (1903-1969); Allan Henry (1907-1993)
Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1895)
Profession(s): Mining engineer
Government ranks: Public administrator; secretary of commerce under Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge; food relief coordinator
Political party: Republican
President Term: March 4, 1929-March 4, 1933
Age when assumed office: 54

Outcome of the Elections

1928 Presidential / Vice Presidential Candidates Popular votes Electoral votes
Herbert Hoover / Charles Curtis (Republican) 21392190 444
Alfred E. Smith / Joseph T. Robinson (Democratic) 15016443 87

Presidential Term and its details

Dates: March 4, 1929-March 4, 1933
Vice President: Charles Curtis (1929-33)

Snapshot of Herbert Hoover’s life

1874 Born in Iowa
1885 Left an orphan, Hoover travels by train from Iowa to Oregon to live with an uncle
1897 Hired by Bewick, Moreing, a London mining firm, and sent to Australia to search for gold
1900 While working in China, Hoover is trapped along with his wife and other Westerners in an uprising against foreigners called the Boxer Rebellion
1908 Forms his own mining and engineering consulting firm
1914 Organizes assistance and safe passages for Americans stranded in Europe at the beginning of World War I; also forms the Commission for the Relief of Belgium during the war
1915-19 Heads the U.S. Food Administration
1921-28 Serves as secretary of commerce under presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge
1929-33 Serves as thirty-first U.S. President
1929 Stock market crashes; Great Depression begins (ends in 1941)
1946 Named head of the international Famine Relief Commission by President Harry S. Truman and visits twenty-five countries in less than two months to supervise relief measures
1964 Dies in New York

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