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Title: Herbert Hoover

Description: Herbert Hoover (Herbert Clark Hoover; AKA: The Great Engineer; August 10, 1874-October 20, 1964); American mining engineer, politician and thirty-first President of the U.S. (March 4, 1929-March 4, 1933), shown in 1928 as President-Elect with his wife Louise (Louise Henry Hoover; AKA: Lou; March 29, 1874-January 7, 1944), First Lady of the U.S. (March 4, 1929-March 4, 1933), on board the battleship USS Maryland (BB-46) while on a cruise to visit South America where Hoover helped to settle a boundary dispute between Chile and Peru; "The poorhouse is vanishing from among us...we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this nation," said Hoover in 1928, when he became the successful Republican candidate for U.S. President, his campaign promising "a chicken in every pot'; Hoover had mastered engineering and made more than $4 million in foreign interests before entering politics, becoming U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Harding and Coolidge (March 5, 1921-August 21, 1928) and where he found many ways for American businessmen to evade the Sherman Antitrust Law and for which a jealous President Coolidge sneeringly called Hoover "the wonder boy" as President, Hoover continued to favor financiers and business leaders while initiating many good public works, especially the harnessing of the Colorado River to provide fresh water to many Western states and for which Hoover Dam was named after him; yet, Hoover, despite his constant promise of prosperity being just around the corner, did little to stem increased inflation, agricultural and industrial erosions, collapsing commerce, and spiraling unemployment, eventually presiding over the worst economic and financial recession in American history - The Great Depression, producing more than thirteen million unemployed workers in the U.S. - which doomed his Presidency and political future;

Category: U.S. Presidents

Keywords: chief executives, Colorado River, engineers, Great Depression, heads of government, heads of state, highest political officials, Hoover Dam, joblessness, politicians, presidents of the U.S., Sherman Antitrust Law, unemployment, poverty, U.S. presidents, world leaders.

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 2310 x 2856 (6.60 MPixels) (1.24)

Print Size: 19.6 x 24.2 cm; 7.7 x 9.5 inches

File Size: 18.90 MB (19,815,154 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000037111

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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