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Herbert Hoover   /hˈərbərt hˈuvər/   Listen
Herbert Hoover

31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964).  Synonyms: Herbert Clark Hoover, Hoover, President Hoover.

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"Herbert Hoover" Quotes from Famous Books

... propose to describe the magnificent work of the "Commission for Relief in Belgium." It is too well known. Besides, it is not my story; it is the story of Herbert Hoover, who made the idea a reality, and of the crew of fine and fearless young Americans who worked with him. England and France furnished more money to buy food; but the United States, in addition to money ...
— Fighting For Peace • Henry Van Dyke

... with emphasis on the pronoun. "Have you got a misery in your back, or is Herbert Hoover the wrong man for ...
— The Go-Getter • Peter B. Kyne

... themselves a grand time. Some of them—the predicting-by-past-performances men—were pointing out that only four Presidents had failed to succeed themselves when they ran for a second term: Martin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, and Herbert Hoover. They argued that this presaged little chance of success for Senator James Cannon. The pollsters said that their samplings had shown a strong leaning toward the President at first, but that eight weeks of campaigning had started ...
— Hail to the Chief • Gordon Randall Garrett

Words linked to "Herbert Hoover" :   president, President Hoover, United States President, Chief Executive, President of the United States

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