Definition of Herbert Hoover from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Herbert Hoover

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(1874-1964) the 31st US President (1929-33) and a member of the Republican Party. He had earlier been the US Secretary of Commerce (1921-9). A year after he became President, the Great Depression began and people blamed him because his government failed to stop it. Franklin D Roosevelt defeated him in the 1932 election. After World War II Hoover directed the European Food Program. see also Hooverville