Herbert Hoover Fact Sheet: Lifespan: 1874 – 1929 *** Full Name: Herbert Clark Hoover was known as Berie as a child *** Date of Birth (Birthday): He was born on August 10th, 1874 *** Place of Birth: Herbert Hoover was born in Iowa *** Family background: His father was a blacksmith *** Education: Herbert Hoover didn't attend high school, he studied various subjects at night school *** Thomas Alva Edison died on October 20th, 1964.
Herbert Hoover Fact File: Lifespan: 1889 – 1945 *** Full Name: Herbert Hoover *** Occupation: He would become leader of Nazi Germany *** Date of Birth: He was born on April 20th 1889 *** Place of Birth: He was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary *** Family background: His father was Alois Hitler, Sr. the illegitimate offspring of Maria Anna Schicklgruber, his father’s name was not his birth certificate. His mother was Klara Polzl. He had six siblings the oldest, Gustav, Ida and Otto all died in infancy *** Early life and childhood: His first relocation was at the age of three years and the family moved to Passau, in Germany. *** Education: He began his schooling in Fischlham when the family lived in Hafeld. They then moved to Lamback where he attended the local monastery before going on to Realschule in Steyr which he left incomplete.
Herbert Hoover Fact 1: Herbert Hoover was born on August 10th, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa in the United States. He was called Bertie as a child.
Herbert Hoover Fact 6: After failing his entrance exams to university, he attended extra classes in order to gain entrance. He began Stanford University in 1891 where he became a very good student. He was student manager of the university's baseball and football teams. He graduated from Stanford University in 1895 with a geology degree.
Herbert Hoover Fact 8: He married Lou Henry, whom he met at Stanford University. They married in 1899 and went on to have two sons called Herbert Charles and Allan Henry.
Herbert Hoover Fact 10: Herbert Hoover and his wife learned Mandarin whilst living in China. The knowledge of this language later helped Herbert Hoover to avoid eavesdroppers at the White House where he would use the language to prevent giving away important information unnecessarily.
Herbert Hoover Fact 11: He became trapped in Tianjin, North China, with his family when the Boxer Rebellion occurred. The Hoovers helped to defend their city, using their local knowledge to their advantage. Herbert helped guide Marines from the United States around Tianjin and his wife worked at hospitals, and even managed to successfully deploy a .38-caliber pistol.
Herbert Hoover Fact 15: He helped thousands of people during World War I. He assisted approximately 120,000 Americans with their safe return from Europe, he became head of the U.S. Food Administration and led hundreds of volunteers with the distribution of food, money, clothes and steamship tickets.
Herbert Hoover Fact 17: Walter Page, the American Ambassador to Great Britain was amazed by Herbert Hoover's efforts during WWI, he wrote the following Memoranda in 1916: Mr. Herbert C. Hoover, Chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, would, if opportunity should offer, make a useful officer in the State Department. He is probably the only man living who has privately (i.e., without holding office) negotiated understandings with the British, French, German, Dutch, and Belgian governments. He personally knows and has had direct dealings with these governments, and his transactions with them have involved several hundred million dollars. He is a man of very considerable fortune—less than when the war began, for tins relief work has cost him much. He was approached on behalf of the British Government with the suggestion that if he would become a British subject the Government would be pleased to give him an important executive post and with the hint that if he succeeded a title might await him. His answer was: "I'll do what I can for you with pleasure; but I'll be damned if I'll give up my American citizenship—not on your life!" Within the last six months two large financial organizations, each independently, have offered him $100,000 a year to enter their service; and an industrial company offered him $100,000 "to start with." He declined them all. When the Belgian relief work recently struck a financial snag, Hoover by telegraph got the promise of a loan in the United States to the British and French governments for Belgian relief of $150,000,000 ! I do not know, but I think he would be glad to turn his European experience to the patriotic use of our government. He is forty-two years old, a graduate of Leland Stanford Jr. University.
Herbert Hoover Fact 18: He became the 31st President of the United States in 1929. He held regular press conferences during his first months of Presidency. He promised the United States that they were 'near to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land'. Unfortunately, the Great Depression materialized within months of his statement.
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