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Herbert Hoover

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Birthday
10, 1874
Birthplace
West Branch, IA
Death Date
Oct 20, 1964 (90)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
10, 1874
Birthplace
West Branch, IA
Death Date
Oct 20, 1964 (90)

About

The 31st president of the United States who helped provide humanitarian relief to Belgium during World War I and was best known for his mishandling of the Great Depression.

Before Fame

He worked as the student manager of the football and baseball teams while attending Stanford University.

Trivia

He was a mildly prolific author, releasing 16 books during his lifetime, the last of which was about fishing, titled Fishing for Fun--and to Wash Your Soul.

Family Life

His parents were Jesse Hoover, a blacksmith and farm implement story owner, and Hulda Randall Hoover. He was married to Lou Henry from 1899 until her death in 1944.

Associated With

He and Harry S. Truman became close friends after World War II and Truman appointed him to the Hoover Commission with the goal of removing waste and inefficiency from government.

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