Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum
Few Americans have known greater acclaim or more bitter criticism than Herbert Hoover. He achieved international success as a mining engineer and world wide gratitude as "The Great Humanitarian" who fed war-torn Europe during and after World War I.
Elected president in a landslide, Hoover quickly became a scapegoat in his own land. Even today, Hoover remains linked with the Great Depression of the 1930s. Yet he refused to fade away. In the years after World War II, Herbert Hoover joined Harry Truman and helped organize the relief effort to save Europe and reorganize the executive branch of the federal government. By the time of his death in 1964, the scapegoat of the 1930s had become the grand old man of the Republic.