Herbert Hoover
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover

Vice President: Charles Curtis (1929-33)
Born: August 10, 1874, in West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964, in New York, New York
Career/Occupation: Engineer
Religion: Society of Friends (Quaker)
Education: Graduated from Stanford University (1895)
Political Party: Republican
Nickname(s): None

Other Government Positions:

  • Secretary of Commerce, 1921-23 (under Harding)
  • Secretary of Commerce, 1923-28 (under Coolidge)

Presidential Salary: $75,000

Presidential Firsts:

  • The first president born west of the Mississippi River 
  • The first president to be born in Iowa.
  • The first president to have a telephone on his desk.
  • The first president to have a post-presidency of more than 30 years.
    Hoover left office in 1933, and died in 1964. He died 31 years, 230 days after leaving office.
  • The first president who was a Quaker.
  • The first president to have served as secretary of commerce.
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