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Who was Herbert Hoover?
Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1929 and ended in 1933. He was 54 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1929.

Herbert Hoover's Nickname Meanings
Herbert Clark Hoover was known as 'Bert' to his family and friends. He had a variety of nicknames including Grand Old Man and The Great Engineer. The nickname the Great Humanitarian was due to the American Relief Administration during his presidency that saved millions of Russians during the famine of 1921. The Great Engineer referred to his job as a civil engineer and reflected his flood control work  when the Mississippi River burst its banks in 1927.


Description and Picture of Herbert Hoover
The picture of Herbert Hoover portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 11 inches in height and 187 pounds in weight. He had hazel colored eyes and his straight hair was brown that turned gray with age. He had a ruddy complexion and a chubby face. He dressed smartly, but simply.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Herbert Hoover like?
The personality of Herbert Hoover is described as extremely hard working, independent, diligent and confident. He was somewhat cold and aloof with people and found social events difficult. He was rational, efficient and incorruptible with high expectations of those who worked with him. Herbert Hoover lacked charisma and his speeches were described as dull. He also lacked vision and failed to recognize the indications of the coming Great Depression.

Facts about President Herbert Hoover and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Herbert Hoover famous for? Why was Herbert Hoover important? The history and life of President Herbert Hoover during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Herbert Hoover Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Herbert Hoover?  
 He was the 31st President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1929 and ended in 1933 (March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Herbert Hoover hold before his presidency?
 The Secretary of Commerce, 1921-23 (under Warren Harding)
 The Secretary of Commerce, 1923-28 (under Calvin Coolidge)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Charles Curtis (1929-33)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Stock Market Crash (1929)
 The Start of the Great Depression (1929)
 The Hawley-Smoot Tariff (1930)
 The Bonus Army March (1932)
 The Lame Duck Amendment Ratified (1933)
What was Herbert Hoover' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was the "Grand Old Man"
Who was Herbert Hoover' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Lou Hoover
President Herbert Hoover Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Herbert Hoover can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Herbert Hoover Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Herbert Hoover born?  
 He was born on August 10, 1874, in West Branch, Iowa, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Jesse Clark Hoover
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Hulda Randall Minthorn Hoover
Where was Herbert Hoover educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Stanford University (He graduated on 1895).
 Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
What did Herbert Hoover do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as an Engineer
Who was Herbert Hoover' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Lou Henry (1875-1944). They married on February 10, 1899
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Herbert Clark Hoover (1903-69); Allan Henry Hoover (1907-93)
When did Herbert Hoover die?
 He died on October 20, 1964, in New York, New York
Herbert Hoover Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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