Tag Archives: President Herbert Hoover

The Hoovers’ Christmas Eve Fire

Most people know about the Burning of the White House in 1814….but in 1929? The White House Hoovers Few First Families were as well known, or came to the White House with higher expectations from their countrymen as Herbert and … Continue reading

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Calvin Coolidge: A Fish Story

Calvin Coolidge was a man of limited interests. The Private Mr. Coolidge There is a story that at some point, Calvin Coolidge was asked what his hobbies were. He replied, “I run for office.” Throughout his youth, there is no … Continue reading

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The Assassin and FDR-the-POTUS-Elect

Less than a month before FDR’s first inauguration in 1933, he was the target of an assassination attempt. FDR: President Elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an unlikely candidate for President in 1932. The 50-year-old New York patrician had a pleasant, … Continue reading

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President and Mrs. Hoover at Rapidan Camp

Both Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover loved the great outdoors. The Outdoorsy Hoovers In the 1880s, when both Herbert and Lou Hoover were children transplanted to Oregon and California respectively, the Wild West was still “wild.” “Bert,” as he was … Continue reading

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The White House New Year’s Day Reception

After two years in New York and ten years in Philadelphia, the capital of the country was moved to Washington at the very end of 1800. The Dismal Days Washington DC was just opening for business in late 1800, after … Continue reading

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VP Charlie Curtis and His Data Base

Charles Curtis is one of our most obscure Vice Presidents, known only for being part  Indian, as they used to call it, and he was proud of it. Charlie the Kaw Charles Curtis (1860-1936) was a Kansan, born as the … 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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