Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States of America. He was born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa. He served as President from 1929 to 1933. He got married to Lou Henry Hoover in 1899, and they had two sons; Herbert Clark and Allan Henry. Here are some facts about Herbert Hoover:
Fact 1: Herbert Hoover was an engineer by profession, and he was the first President of the U.S. who was an engineer. He traveled the world as a mining engineer and owned many silver mines.
Fact 2: Â He ran a successful campaign to win the presidential elections, and the slogan of his campaign was ‘œA chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.’
Fact 3: His hobby was to play medicine ball, and he used to throw medicine balls every morning for 30 minutes just to keep himself fit.
Fact 4: The nickname of Hoover was ‘œGrand Old Man,’ and he is remembered with this name even now.
Fact 5: The Great Depression took place when he was the President of the U.S. Â He was blamed for causing the Great Depression.
Fact 6: He approved the ‘œStar Spangled Banner’ as the national anthem.
Fact 7: Hoover died on October 20th, 1964 in New York. The cause of his death was internal bleeding. At the time of his death he was 90 years old.
Fact 8: He was a Quaker in terms of religion, and he belonged to the Republican Party. He held no military ranks before being President of the U.S.
Fact 9: He was used to having a lot of pets with interesting names. His pets included a collie, an Irish wolfhound, an elkhound, fox terriers, German shepherds, and an opossum.
Fact 10: Hoover Dam was constructed on the Colorado River when he was the President, and it was named as the Hoover Dam in his honor.