PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (1929-1933)
The thirty-first president of the United States, Herbert Hoover was chief executive at the beginning of the worst economic depression in American history. His was a serious, incorruptible, and independent intellect. He lacked the personal charm and charisma of other politicians, but there was probably little that any sitting president could have done to win the popularity contest at the polls in 1932, and he lost the election to Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Born in Iowa on 10 August 1874, Herbert Clark Hoover was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as...
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