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Herbert Clark Hoover
Thirty-First U.S. President

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March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1933

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Charles Curtis

FIRST LADY
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Lou Henry Hoover

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  August 10, 1874
     West Branch, Iowa
CHILDREN:  2 Sons
PROFESSION:  Mining Engineer, Humanitarian
POLITICAL PARTY:  Republican
HOME STATE:  Iowa
POLITICAL OFFICES:  Secretary of Commerce
DIED:  October 20, 1964  (Age - 90)
NICKNAME:  Though President Hoover did not have a nickname, his name became a Nickname of sorts during the Great Depression.  Newspapers used by the poor for blankets became "Hoover Blankets", empty pockets turned inside out were called "Hoover Flags", etc.
BURIED:  West Branch, Iowa
"Twenty million people are starving.  Whatever their politics, they shall be fed."  Herbert Hoover in 1921 as head of the American Relief Administration (When questioned as to whether or not his shipments of food to famine-stricken Russia was  supporting Bolshevism.)
"I knew from the bitter experience of all public men from Washington on down, that democracies are fickle and heartless for democracy is a harsh employer." 
Hoover after his defeat in 1932 for a second term in office.

 

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