31st President of the United States
(March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933)
Full Name: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nickname: None listed.
Born: August 10, 1874, in West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964, in New York, New York
Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
Education: Graduated from Stanford University (1895).
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
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)
- Stock Market Crash which signaled 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 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
- Includes a media gallery and list of works published by Hoover.
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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.
- Hoover Institution Library & Archives
- Founded by Hoover in 1919, dedicated to documenting war, revolution, and peace. Located at Stanford University.
Points of Interest:
- Hoover was the first president born west of the Mississippi River.
- Hoover became an orphan at age 9.
- Hoover participated in the first long-distance television broadcast.
- Hoover was in the inaugural class at Stanford University.