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by John T. Marck

31st President

Term- March 4, 1929 to March 4, 1933

Republican Party

Birth: West Branch, Iowa, August 10, 1874.

Ancestry: Swiss-German

Marriage: Monterey, California, February 10, 1899 to Lou Henry, who was born in Waterloo, Iowa, March 29, 1875. Lou died in New York City, January 7, 1944 and is buried in West Branch, Iowa.

Children: Herbert Clark (1903-1969); Allan Henry (1907- ).

Home: Herbert Hoover Birthplace, West Branch, Iowa.

Education: Local schools; Newberg Academy; graduated from Stanford University (1895).

Religion: Quaker

Occupation before Presidency: Engineer

Pre-Presidential Offices: Chairman of Commission for Relief in Belgium; U.S. Food Administrator; Chairman of Supreme Economic Council; Secretary of Commerce.

Age at Inauguration: 54

Hoover Administration: Vice President: Charles Curtis of Kansas, Inauguration March 4, 1929, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Chairman of Commission for Polish Relief Fund; Chairman of Finnish Relief Fund; Coordinator of Food Supply for World Famine; Chairman of Commissions on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (The Hoover Commissions); writer.

Death: New York, New York, October 20, 1964

Cause of Death: Internal hemorrhage at age 90.

Place of Burial: Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa.

Interesting Facts:

Hoover was orphaned at eight-years-old and raised by Quaker relatives. He became a world-famous mining engineer and, by the age of forty, a millionaire. He spend most of his life working for many food relief organizations, and his hard work was responsible for saving thousands of lives. He is better remembered as a humanitarian than as an unsuccessful president, as Hoover was blamed for the great depression of 1929.

Hoover was the first Quaker President.

Hoover was the first President to have been born west of the Mississippi River.

Copyright 1993-2022 by John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.