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Herbert Clark Hoover
31st President of the United States
(March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933)
Nickname: None listed.
Born: August 10, 1874, in West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964, in New York, New York
Father: Jesse Clark Hoover
Mother: Hulda Randall Minthorn Hoover
Married: Lou Henry (1875-1944), on February 10, 1899
Children: Herbert Clark Hoover (1903-69); Allan Henry Hoover (1907-93)
Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
Education: Graduated from Stanford University (1895).
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- Secretary of Commerce, 1921-23 (under Harding)
- Secretary of Commerce, 1923-28 (under Coolidge)
Presidential Salary: $75,000/year
Vice President: Charles Curtis (1929-33)
- Secretary of State
- Henry L. Stimson (1929-33)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Andrew W. Mellon (1929-32)
- Ogden L. Mills (1932-33)
- Secretary of War
- James W. Good (1929)
- Patrick J. Hurley (1929-33)
- Attorney General
- William DeWitt Mitchell (1929-33)
- Postmaster General
- Walter F. Brown (1929-33)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Charles F. Adams (1929-33)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Ray L. Wilbur (1929-33)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Arthur M. Hyde (1929-33)
- Secretary of Commerce
- Robert P. Lamont (1929-32)
- Roy D. Chapin (1932-33)
- Secretary of Labor
- James J. Davis (1929-30)
- William N. Doak (1930-33)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Chief Justice
- Charles Evans Hughes (1930-41)
- Associate Justice
- Owen Josephus Roberts (1930-45)
- Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (1932-38)
- Stock Market Crash which was the start of the Great Depression
- Herbert Hoover -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Herbert Hoover -- from American Presidents: Life Portraits -- C-SPAN
- Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
- Herbert Hoover -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- Herbert Hoover -- from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
- An eight part biography taken from exhibit captions in the Hoover Museum.
- Biography written by William Cooke from a pro-republican point of view.
- First Inaugural Address (1929)
- From a 1932 campaign speech. Begins with crowd singing political rally song. (1:52)
- MP3 (880K)
- From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University.
- Audio & Video
- The American Presidency Projects's Presidential Audio/Video Archive for Herbert Hoover site
Other Internet Resources:
- Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
- The West Branch, Iowa birthplace, childhood home, and grave site of Herbert Hoover. Tourist information available.
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
- Historical and tourist information available. Information on the Hoover document collection can also be found at this site.
Points of Interest:
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