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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 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

[Herbert Hoover, half length portrait, holding large dog up by front legs, facing front]

[Herbert Hoover, half length portrait, holding large dog up by front l...

Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Presidential I.; Pets?; Shelf.

[Herbert Hoover, head and shoulders portrait, as a young man, facing right]

[Herbert Hoover, head and shoulders portrait, as a young man, facing r...

J226802 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo copyrighted by Harris & Ewing. No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; Presidential I.; Shelf.

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Full-length portrait, on podium at political rally or convention. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. In album: Herbert Hoover, p. 30, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. ... more

[Herbert Hoover and Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, three-quarter length portrait, standing in doorway of the White House, facing each other]

[Herbert Hoover and Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, three-quarter l...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 3, no. 13727.

[Herbert Hoover and Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, half-length portrait, standing, facing right, at labor conference on unemployment]

[Herbert Hoover and Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, half-length por...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 3, no. 16025.