Tag Archives: Lou Henry Hoover

The Hoovers Rescue Americans: 1914

When World War I began in August, 1914, Herbert and Lou Hoover were living in London’s posh Mayfair section. The Hoovers. Herbert Hoover was a 40-year old mining engineer and consultant in 1914. He had offices in six countries and … Continue reading

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Lou Henry Hoover: The Desk Story

In 1914 when World War I began in Europe, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover were millionaires, living in a posh London townhouse. The Millionaire Part Neither of the Hoovers were born rich. Lou’s family were solidly middle class, but hardly … Continue reading

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Mrs. Hoover’s Bad Habit: The “Surprise Supreme”

 Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover started their marriage in China – with six servants.   They didn’t need them, but it was customary – in China. The Mining Engineer Both Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry were graduates of Stanford University, and … Continue reading

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Young Herbert Hoover’s Best Career Move

The story of Herbert Hoover is a true Horatio Alger story. Poor boy makes good through his own pluck and hard work. And a little bit of help along the way. The Making of an Engineer Herbert Hoover was an … Continue reading

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Lou Henry Hoover: The Adventuresome Activist

Mrs. Herbert Hoover is arguably the least known among 20th century First Ladies – yet she was an amazing woman in her own right. Lou Henry Hoover: The Early Days Lou Henry Hoover (1874-1944) was way ahead of her time.  … Continue reading

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The Herbert Hoover Presidential Site

It is not Paris.  It is not even Mt. Vernon.  But history lovers must not overlook the charmer of an understated and underrated Presidential Birthplace and Library in tiny little West Branch, Iowa.  The Herbert Hoover Birthplace Herbert Hoover was … Continue reading

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