Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover, born to Quaker parents of German, Swiss, Canadian, English, and Irish descent, was originally a professional mining engineer and author.

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover, born to Quaker parents of German, Swiss, Canadian, English, and Irish descent, was originally a professional mining engineer and author.

Herbert Hoover, mining engineer, humanitarian, statesman, and 31st President of the United States, was born August 10, 1874 in a simple two-room cottage in West Branch, Iowa.

Herbert Hoover, mining engineer, humanitarian, statesman, and 31st President of the United States, was born August 10, 1874 in a simple two-room cottage in West Branch, Iowa.

President Hoover. He single-handedly turned millions of Republicans into Democrats. Americans blamed him for the Great Depression, prohibition and the issues in the dust bowl area.

President Hoover. He single-handedly turned millions of Republicans into Democrats. Americans blamed him for the Great Depression, prohibition and the issues in the dust bowl area.

31st First Lady:  Lou Henry Hoover (March 29, 1874 – January 7, 1944) was the wife of President of the United States Herbert Hoover and First Lady, 1929-1933.     Marrying her engineer husband in 1899, she travelled widely with him and became a cultivated scholar and linguist. During World War I, Mrs. Hoover helped him in providing relief for Belgian refugees.

31st First Lady: Lou Henry Hoover (March 29, 1874 – January 7, 1944) was the wife of President of the United States Herbert Hoover and First Lady, 1929-1933. Marrying her engineer husband in 1899, she travelled widely with him and became a cultivated scholar and linguist. During World War I, Mrs. Hoover helped him in providing relief for Belgian refugees.

Herbert Hoover as a baby.    Herbert was the second of three children born to Jesse and Hulda Hoover.

Herbert Hoover as a baby. Herbert was the second of three children born to Jesse and Hulda Hoover.

US President Herbert Hoover | "31st president of the United States, whose greatest accomplishment was somehow not committing suicide during the Great Depression."

US President Herbert Hoover | "31st president of the United States, whose greatest accomplishment was somehow not committing suicide during the Great Depression."

Herbert Hoover historical site with additional info on visiting. West Branch, IA

Herbert Hoover historical site with additional info on visiting. West Branch, IA

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