Biographical sketch of Herbert Hoover
Official Positions in the US Government
List of Hoover Publications
Biographical sketch of Lou Henry Hoover
Return to Hoover Information
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.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358 | 319-643-5301
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is part of the
Office of Presidential Libraries administered by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.