Herbert Hoover

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Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer, businessman, and politician who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933.wikipedia
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Great Depression in the United States

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A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression.
Three years into the depression, President Herbert Hoover, widely shamed for not doing enough to combat the crisis, lost the election of 1932 to Franklin Delano Roosevelt by an embarrassingly wide margin.

Warren G. Harding

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After the 1920 election, newly-elected Republican President Warren G. Harding appointed Hoover as Secretary of Commerce; Hoover continued to serve under President Calvin Coolidge after Harding died in 1923.
Harding appointed a number of well-regarded figures to his cabinet, including Andrew Mellon at Treasury, Herbert Hoover at the Department of Commerce, and Charles Evans Hughes at the State Department.

1928 United States presidential election

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Hoover won the Republican nomination in the 1928 presidential election, and decisively defeated the Democratic candidate, Al Smith.
Republican Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover defeated the Democratic nominee, Governor Al Smith of New York.

West Branch, Iowa

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Born to a Quaker family in West Branch, Iowa, he grew up in Oregon.
It is the birthplace of the only American president born in Iowa, Herbert Hoover.

Stanford University

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Hoover took a position with a London-based mining company after graduating from Stanford University in 1895.
Stanford is the alma mater of one president of the United States, 30 living billionaires, and 17 astronauts.

1932 United States presidential election

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In the midst of an ongoing economic crisis, Hoover was decisively defeated by Democratic nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election.
Incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover was defeated in a landslide by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Governor of New York.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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In the midst of an ongoing economic crisis, Hoover was decisively defeated by Democratic nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election.
In the 1932 presidential election, Roosevelt defeated Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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In the 1940s and 1950s, Hoover's public reputation was rehabilitated as he served for Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower in various assignments, including as chairman of the Hoover Commission.
He became the first Republican to win since Herbert Hoover in 1928.

United States Secretary of Commerce

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Prior to serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the 3rd U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Commission for Relief in Belgium

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Prior to serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the 3rd U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
Its leading figure was chairman Herbert Hoover (later president of the US).

Republican Party (United States)

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A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression.
Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were resoundingly elected in 1920, 1924 and 1928, respectively.

American Relief Administration

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After the war, Hoover led the American Relief Administration, which provided food to the inhabitants of Central Europe and Eastern Europe.
Herbert Hoover, future president of the United States, was the program director.

Al Smith

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Hoover won the Republican nomination in the 1928 presidential election, and decisively defeated the Democratic candidate, Al Smith.
Incumbent Republican Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover was greatly aided by national prosperity and the absence of American involvement in war; Smith lost in a landslide to him, losing six southern states but carrying the Deep South.

1920 United States presidential election

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Hoover's war-time service made him a favorite of many progressives, and he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the 1920 presidential election.
Other names placed in nomination included Senators Warren G. Harding from Ohio, Hiram Johnson from California, and Miles Poindexter from Washington, Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, philanthropist Herbert Hoover, and Columbia University President Nicholas M. Butler.

Big Game (American football)

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He served as student manager of both the baseball and football teams, and helped organize the inaugural Big Game versus the University of California.
While an undergraduate at Stanford, future U.S. President Herbert Hoover was the student manager of both the baseball and football teams.

New Deal

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After leaving office, Hoover became increasingly conservative, and he strongly criticized Roosevelt's foreign policy and New Deal domestic agenda.
The American people were generally extremely dissatisfied with the crumbling economy, mass unemployment, declining wages and profits and especially Herbert Hoover's policies such as the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act and the Revenue Act of 1932.

Hoover Commission

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In the 1940s and 1950s, Hoover's public reputation was rehabilitated as he served for Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower in various assignments, including as chairman of the Hoover Commission.
It took its nickname from former President Herbert Hoover, who was appointed by Truman to chair it.

George Fox University

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Hoover attended Friends Pacific Academy (now George Fox University), but dropped out at the age of thirteen to become an office assistant for his uncle's real estate office (Oregon Land Company) in Salem, Oregon.
Herbert Hoover’s uncle Dr. H. J. Minthorn served as the school’s first president, and Hoover was an early student at the academy.

Newberg, Oregon

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And in 1885, Hoover was sent to Newberg, Oregon to live with his uncle John Minthorn, a Quaker physician and businessman whose own son had died the year before.
Herbert Hoover moved to the city in 1885, to live with his uncle and aunt after the death of his parents and was one of the first students to attend his uncle's Pacific Academy The home has been turned into the Hoover-Minthorn House museum.

Lou Henry Hoover

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During his senior year at Stanford, Hoover became smitten with a classmate named Lou Henry, though his financial situation precluded marriage at that time.
Lou Henry Hoover (born Lou Henry; March 29, 1874 – January 7, 1944) was the wife of President of the United States Herbert Hoover and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1929 to 1933.

Herbert Hoover Jr.

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Hoover and his wife had two children: Herbert Hoover Jr. (born in 1903) and Allan Henry Hoover (born in 1907).
He was the eldest son of President Herbert Hoover.

United States Food Administration

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Prior to serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the 3rd U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
His advisor, Edward House suggested Herbert Hoover who had previously run the Commission for Relief in Belgium.

Sons of Gwalia

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He convinced Bewick, Moreing to purchase the Sons of Gwalia gold mine, which proved to be one of the most successful mines in the region.
In May 1897, Herbert Hoover, Manager and Inspecting Engineer of the London and Western Australian Exploration Company, an associate of the British management firm Bewick, Moreing & Co., inspected the Sons of Gwalia operation and recommended the acquisition of the mine.

Battle of Tientsin

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The Boxer Rebellion broke out shortly after Hoover arrived in China, trapping the Hoovers and numerous other foreign nationals until a multi-national force defeated Boxer forces in the Battle of Tientsin.
Among the civilians living in the foreign settlement were Herbert Hoover, a future president of the United States, and his wife Lou Henry Hoover.

Hoover Institution

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The collection was renamed the Hoover War Library in 1922 and is now known as the Hoover Institution.
It began as a library founded in 1919 by Republican and Stanford alumnus Herbert Hoover, before he became President of the United States.