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President Herbert Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Herbert Hoover
Herbert Clark (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933. He was a professional mining engineer and was raised as a Quaker. As a Republican Secretary of Commerce, he promoted government support for standardization, efficiency, international trade and partnerships between government and business.
Hoover's ambitious programs were hit by the Great Depression, that get worse every year despite the increasingly large-scale interventions he made in the economy. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 struck less than eight months after he took office. Hoover tried to combat the Great Depression with large-scale government public works projects such as the Hoover Dam. He also called on industry to keep wages high but the economy kept falling and unemployment rates rose to about 25%. This downward spiral, as well as his support for prohibition policies that had lost favor, led to 1932 elections defeat in a landslide by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, who promised a New Deal.
In 1947, after WWII end, President Harry S. Truman appointed Hoover to head the Hoover Commission to foster greater efficiency throughout the federal bureaucracy.
"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt."
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Herbert Hoover, age 23, taken in Perth, Australia, 1898

Herbert Hoover, age 23, taken in Perth, Australia, 1898

Title devised by Library staff based on data for original in the State Library of Western Australia. Copy photograph. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is ... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT, JR

HOOVER, HERBERT, JR

Title from unverfied caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about ... more

Herbert Hoover Playing with his Son Herbert Jr. in Australia

Herbert Hoover Playing with his Son Herbert Jr. in Australia

Original caption: Herbert Hoover and Herbert Hoover, Jr. at Mitchell's house, Melbourne, Australia. Photographs of People, Places and Events

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT, JR

HOOVER, HERBERT, JR

Title from unverfied caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about ... more

HOOVER, HERBERT, JR

HOOVER, HERBERT, JR

Title from unverfied caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about ... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C. HOME, EXTERIOR

HOOVER, HERBERT C. HOME, EXTERIOR

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

HOOVER, HERBERT C., MRS

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

HOOVER, HERBERT C

HOOVER, HERBERT C

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more