The Hoovers

March 13, 2020

We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at hoover.library@nara.gov. Please check our website or archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

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 Residences

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

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