March 4, 1929-March 4, 1933
Born August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa, Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st president of the United States. He has the reputation of being a humanitarian, administrator, and an engineer. Hoover went to Stanford in 1891 when it opened, and graduated as a mining engineer. He then married Lou Henry, his Stanford sweetheart.
In 1928, he became the Republican Presidential nominee. Herbert was elected in 1929, his election seeming to ensure prosperity, but after months of being president, the stock markets crashed and the Great Depression started. He announced that he would cut taxes and expand public works spendings, but his rivals in Congress pointed him as a cruel president after feeling that Hoover was vandalizing his own program for their own political gain. He was then blamed partly for the Great Depression. On October 20, 1964 Herbert Hoover died of internal hemorrhaging, but restored his name.