HERBERT HOOVER
31st U.S. President 1929-1933
LIFETIME: 1874-1964, of Swiss ancestry
Herbert Hoover

 

Hoover Birthplace WEST BRANCH BIRTHPLACE

Red House
THE RED HOUSE

Herbert Hoover's life was the ultimate study in extremes. From a tiny, two-room cottage in Iowa to a three-story, 18,000 square-foot mansion in California, this exhibit gallery revealed the swings of fortune that befell this poor orphan from West Branch - a self-made millionaire who lived all over the world and rose to international acclaim as "The Great Humanitarian."

Hoover's popularity swept him into the White House, but he soon became the scapegoat for the Great Depression of the 1930s. In his later years, he did regain some of his former acclaim, but sadly even today, the name "Herbert Hoover" continues to be linked to economic depression.

Waldorf Towers
WALDOF TOWERS

Lou Hoover House
LOU HENRY HOOVER HOUSE
S Street House
2300 S STREET



     

BIRTHPLACE: Downey Street, West Branch IA
HOME BASE FOR WORLD TRAVELS: "The Red House" in London , England
WASHINGTON D.C. HOME: 2300 S Street
CALIFORNIA HOME: "The Lou Henry Hoover House"
NEW YORK CITY HOME: Waldorf Astoria

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