President Herbert Hoover


Donald W. Whisenhunt
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA

Series: First Men, America’s Presidents
BISAC: POL007000

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a successful mining engineer, the peoples icon, and administrator. He showed the Efficiency Movement component of the Progressive Era, arguing there were other solutions to all social and economic problems-a position that was challenged by the Great Depression that began while he was President. Hoover had a distinguished public service career before becoming president at a time of great religious and social turmoil. He had the misfortune to arrive at the presidency at the same time as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the outset of the Great Depression and his legacy to this day carries that stigma. He nevertheless is generally ranked in the middle of the pack of effective presidents. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1- Early Life pp.1-12

Chapter 2- Family and Career pp.13-30

Chapter 3- Relief and Food Administrator pp.31-44

Chapter 4- Secretary of Commerce pp.45-64

Chapter 5- The Presidency pp.65-108

Chapter 6- Post-Presidential Years pp.109-150

Selected Bibliography


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