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Herbert Hoover

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In office: March 4, 1929 March 4, 1933

Born August 10, 1874, West Branch, Iowa

Herbert Clark Hoover was the thirty-first President of the United States (19291933). Besides his political career, Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. 

As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric "economic modernization". 

In the presidential election of 1928 Hoover easily won the Republican nomination. The nation was prosperous and optimistic, leading to a landslide for Hoover over the Democrat Al Smith. Hoover deeply believed in the Efficiency Movement (a major component of the Progressive Era), arguing that a technical solution existed for every social and economic problem.

Died: October 20, 1964 (aged 90), New York, New York

Hoover died in New York City at 11:35 a.m.

Where is Herbert Hoover buried?

  • William Henry Harrison Memorial, North Bend, Ohio
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch, Iowa
  • Harding Memorial Park, Marion, Ohio

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Angels on your pillowHerbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch, Iowa

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