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Hoover, Herbert Clark
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Hoover, Herbert Clark

(August 10, 1874, West Branch IA – October 20, 1964, New York NY), American politician (1929–1933: president of the United States). In the United States, Hoover is remembered above all as the luckless president of the crisis years of 1929–1933, his presidency overshadowed by his successor Franklin D. Roosevelt. Against that background, his remarkable activities during the First World War have largely been forgotten.

Hoover came from a simple Quaker family and studied mining engineering at Stanford University. His mining work took him all o…

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Waechter, Matthias, “Hoover, Herbert Clark”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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