Herbert Hoover

By: Bryanna Pryor and Adrian Hain

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Early Life

  • Hoover was born on August 10th, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa, although he grew up mostly in Newberg, Oregon.
  • His father died in 1880 and his mother in 1884, leaving him, and his siblings, orphaned at age 9. Fellow quaker Lawrie Tatum took them in.
  • In 1891, Hoover went to Stanford University, but after failing all his entrance exams, he spent the summer getting tutored in Palo Alto.
  • He went to Australia and worked for a gold mining company called "Bewick, Moreing & Co.", in 1897
  • In 1899, he wed Lou Henry, and had two sons, Herbert Charles Hoover and Allan Henry Hoover


  • He was a part of the Republican Party
  • He is presidential number 31
  • His Vice President was Charles Curtis
  • His term was from 1929-1933, which was in the middle of The Great Depression. He believed that too much government intervention would affect long-term individuality and self-reliance.
  • Many people give him far less credit than deserved, but historians emphasize how active he was.
  • Hoover signed legislation making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem.
  • He organized food-supply efforts for the government and some private food-supply efforts for Europe.
  • Founded the American Relief Administration, feeding around 17 million people in 21 countries following World War I.


  • Through the beginning of World War One, Herbert Hoover did humanitarian work, in which he helped American tourist return home to Europe.
  • He was appointed the head of Food Administration.
  • He was educated as a mining engineer
  • Hoover was the secretary of commerce from 1921-1929
  • Attended Stanford


I would vote for Herbert Hoover because I can trust that during a war or time of struggle in America, he would help all Americans and solve the issues. With the way he handled the Great Depression during WWI by providing food for the hungry and keeping government control of citizens minimal, the country would be in good hands. His belief in the importance of American independence benefits us greatly.