Hoover Administration (Presidential Biographies)
Full name: Herbert Clark Hoover
Given name: Herbert Hoover
Popular name: The Great Engineer
Born: August 10, 1874
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964
Death place: West Branch, Iowa
Burial place: West Branch, Iowa
Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
Spouse: Lou Henry (m. 1899)
Children: Herbert Clark, Jr.; Allan Henry
Education: Stanford University, Stanford, California, B.A., 1895
Occupation: Mining engineer; public administrator; cabinet member
Political Party: Republican Party
Age at Inauguration: 54 years
Before earning an international reputation as a humanitarian and administrator, Herbert Hoover achieved renown as a mining engineer, amassing a large fortune in the process. Self-disciplined and ambitious, he first entered politics by heading the Belgian Relief Commission at the start of World War I (1914-18) and went on to serve as secretary of commerce for Presidents Harding and Coolidge. Hoover was a man of extraordinary intelligence, dedication, and integrity, and was far from the "do-nothing" president of legend. Throughout his presidency he promoted financial stability overseas while...
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