a letter from President Hoover
Did You Know?
• During his term as President, Adolph Hitler came into power.
• He was president during the 1929 Stock Market Crash.
• He was the first president born west of the Mississippi.
• While he was in the White House, the Star Spangled Banner was adopted as our national anthem.
(August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964)
• First Lady: Lou Henry Hoover, Wife
• Wife's Maiden Name: Lou Henry
• Number of Children: 2
• Education Level: College
• School Attended: Stanford University
• Religion: Quaker
• Profession: Mining Engineer
Public Service:Presidential Places
• Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1929 - 3/4/1933
• Presidency Number: 31
• Number of Terms: 1
• Why Presidency Ended: Defeated
• Party: Republican
• His Vice President(s): Charles Curtis
• Cabinet Service: Sec. of Commerce (Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, 1921-1928)
• Other Offices: Head of Commission for Relief in Belgium; US Food Administrator; Director of American Relief Administration
Methodology and Resources
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Gravesite: Herbert Hoover Library and Birthplace
Library: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
C-SPAN in the Classroom
Papers: Herbert Hoover Library - West Branch, IA web site , 319-643-5301
Presidents Programs from
• Programming includes:
• Herbert Hoover Life Portrait: From Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Presidential Library & Museum - West Branch, IA
Guests included: Richard Norton Smith, author, An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover and former director, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library; Tim Walch, director, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, and author/editor of books on Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman; and Dan Banta, Chief Ranger, National Park Service Watch | Order Videotape
• Hoover archival materials - Hoover Library and Museum Watch
• 1956 Hoover video showing support for the Eisenhower campaign Watch
• Tim Walch, museum director, on Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum Watch
• Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover portrayed by William and Sue Wills Watch
• Tim Walch, author, Be Careful What You Wish For: Presidential Gifts and Other Problems with the Presidency Watch
• Douglas Brinkley on the post-presidential careers of Hoover, Jefferson, Carter and Clinton Watch
• JFK Library symposium on the life of Herbert Hoover - "Examining the Evidence" Watch