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HOOVER, Herbert Clark [1874-1964] -- American engineer, administrator, politician, 31 POTUS

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Son of a Quaker blacksmith, Herbert Clark Hoover brought to the Presidency an unparalleled reputation for public service as an engineer, administrator, and humanitarian. He was ultimately held responsible for inability to counteract the effects of the Great Depression, leading to failure of his bid for reelection.

He laid foundation for federal regulation of radio broadcasting and commercial aviation.  -30-
 

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1895-1913
A mining engineer in many parts of the world.
1914-1915
Chairman of the American Relief Commission in London.
1915-1919
Chariman of Commission for Relief in Belgium.
1917-1919
U.S. food administrator.
1921-1929
U.S. secretary of commerce (under Harding and Coolidge).
1927
Directed relief following Mississippi flooding.
1929
In response to financial distress secured the creation of the Federal Farm Board.
1929-1933
President of the U.S.
1929-1933
The only sitting US president not featured by TIME magazine on their cover.
1932
Reconstruction Finance Corp.
1932
Overwealmingly defeated for reelection.
1947-1953
Headed panels investigating govenment waste and inefficiency.

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