Herbert Hoover
American Presidents Exclusive Herbert Hoover Biography
Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He served from 1929-1933. He was born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa. He was a son of a Quaker blacksmith. He attended Stanford University.

Hoover married Lou Henry and they left for China, where Hoover worked as a leading engineer for a private corporation in China. He and his wife found themselves in the Boxer Rebellion and for about a month, their settlement was under fire. His wife worked in the hospitals and Hoover oversaw the building of barricades.

Hoover was in London, just a week before his 40th birthday, when Germany went to war with France. The American Consul General asked Hoover to help evacuate American tourists stranded there Hoover and his committee had helped 120,000 American get back to the US in just six weeks.
Hoover was appointed to the head of the Food Administration in 1914. He had helped to feed Belgium which had been invaded by Germany earlier. Hoover was able to cut the consumption of food that was needed oversea without having to ration the needed foods at home and he kept the Allies fed.

After the war, Hoover organized food shipments for the millions in Central Europe. He extended the food aid to the Soviet Russia in 1921. Hoover was a member of the supreme Economic Council and he headed the American Relief Administration.

Hoover served as the Secretary of Commerce for President Harding and President Coolidge from 1921 – 1928. In 1928, Hoover became the Republican Presidential nominee. Although Hoover was committed to triumphing over poverty,, having the campaign slogan of “a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage” he had a tough time as the stock market crashed and the county and world went into a depression.

The stock market crash of 1929 proved to be tough on the American people. Hoover announced that he would keep a balanced budget but to offer relief, he would...