By: Sylvia Phillips
-Herbert was born August 10, 1874 in West Branch Iowa.
-His other siblings were his brother Theodore J. Hoover who was born just three years before in 1871, and his sister Mary who was born two years later in 1876.
-Both of Herberts parents, Jesse and Hulda Hoover, died while he was very young. When he was six his father died of a heart attack and three years later his mother died of pneumonia.
-After his parents died, him and his siblings were passed around among relatives but Herbert ended up with his uncle Dr. John Minthorn, who lived in Oregon.
-After their tramatic deaths Herbert started to fail all of his classes. Only earning an A in mathematics.
-As a young adult Herbert travled to Australia in 1897 and to China in 1899.
-While he was there he worked to better the lives of people.
-After traveling the world he became a buisness man.
-Before becoming President he was the secretary of commerce.
FUN FACT: He was the First preident born west of the Mississippi River.
-Herbert was elected on March 4th, 1929 taking office from Calvin Cambridge
-He represented the republican party.
-He served a total of one term with vice president Charles Curtis.
-While serving as President he led hunger-relief efforts in Europe.
-Eight months after the stock market crashed and the Great Depression erupted.
-He could not overcome the economic desrtuction and could lost his reelection bid to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
-Herbert Hoover died on October 20, 1964 in New York City, New York from internal bleeding.