The Hoovers

Aug 20, 2021

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Johnson and Cedar Counties, Iowa, the National Archives and Records Administration has closed the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch beginning Monday, August 23, 2021. We are making every effort to continue providing essential services and respond to inquiries at hoover.library@nara.gov. Our E-Store services are suspended until our staff are able to work on-site. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Read more.
 

On November 6, 1928 Herbert Hoover was elected the 31st president of the United States. He was inaugurated on March 4, 1929. President Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover returned to private life March 4, 1933 where they both remained very active.

President Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover served as the 31st president from March 4, 1929 until March 4, 1933.

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First Lady Lou Henry Hoover

Lou Henry Hoover served as First Lady of the United States from 1929 to 1933.

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White House Pets

Many pets lived with the Hoovers at the White House.

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Hoover-Ball

Hoover-ball is a combination of tennis, volleyball and medicine ball. It was invented to help keep President Hoover in shape.

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Hoover Homes

The Hoovers traveled the world and lived in many places, including London and China.

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Hoover Dam

Eighty-five years after its completion, Hoover dam is still considered an engineering marvel.

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