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Herbert Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer, businessman, and politician who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression. Prior to serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the 3rd U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Born to a Quaker family in West Branch, Iowa, he grew up in Oregon. Hoover took a position with a London-based mining company after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. After the outbreak of World War I, he became the head of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, an international relief organization that provided food to occupied Belgium. When the U.S. entered the war, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Hoover to lead the Food Administration, and Hoover became known as the country's "food czar". After the war, Hoover led the American Relief Administration, which provided food to the inhabitants of Central Europe and Eastern Europe. Hoover's war-time service made him a favorite of many progressives, and he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the 1920 presidential election.

After the 1920 election, newly-elected Republican President Warren G. Harding appointed Hoover as Secretary of Commerce; Hoover continued to serve under President Calvin Coolidge after Harding died in 1923. Hoover was an unusually active and visible cabinet member, becoming known as "Secretary of Commerce and Under-Secretary of all other departments". He was influential in the development of radio and air travel and led the federal response to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Hoover won the Republican nomination in the 1928 presidential election, and decisively defeated the Democratic candidate, Al Smith. The stock market crashed shortly after Hoover took office, and the Great Depression became the central issue of his presidency. Hoover pursued a variety of policies in an attempt to lift the economy, but opposed directly involving the federal government in relief efforts.

In the midst of an ongoing economic crisis, Hoover was decisively defeated by Democratic nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election. Hoover enjoyed one of the longest retirements of any former president, and he authored numerous works. After leaving office, Hoover became increasingly conservative, and he strongly criticized Roosevelt's foreign policy and New Deal domestic agenda. In the 1940s and 1950s, Hoover's public reputation was rehabilitated as he served for Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower in various assignments, including as chairman of the Hoover Commission. Nevertheless, Hoover is generally not ranked highly in historical rankings of presidents of the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 10th, 1874 (West Branch), Died October 20th, 1964 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-40300 12-in. 10/14/1927 Address to the American Institute of Steel Construction Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor MVE-49520 16-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel George Olsen and his Music ; Herbert Hoover ; Graham McNamee Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band, with make vocal solo; talk speaker  
Victor CVE-49536 12-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Talk speaker  
Victor MVE-49538 16-in. 1/12/1929 Dedication of the Cascade Tunnel Phillips Carlin ; Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Talk speaker  
Victor FS-59037 14-in. 10/21/1932 Excerpts from address given by President Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover Re-recording, with announcer : Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-62023 12-in. 4/14/1930 Address before the 39th Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Republic Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-62024 12-in. 4/14/1930 Address before the 39th Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Republic Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-62025 12-in. 4/14/1930 Address before the 39th Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Republic Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-62026 12-in. 4/14/1930 Address before the 39th Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Republic Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-62027 12-in. 4/14/1930 Address before the 39th Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Republic Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-62028 12-in. 4/14/1930 Address before the 39th Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Republic Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-62029 12-in. 4/14/1930 Selections from the 39th Continental Congress of the Daughters of the American Republic Herbert Hoover Speech speaker  
Victor CRC-70537 12-in. 10/21/1931 President Hoover's radio broadcast speech on unemployment relief Herbert Hoover Re-recording : Speech speaker  
Victor CRC-70538 12-in. 10/21/1931 President Hoover's radio broadcast speech on unemployment relief Herbert Hoover Re-recording : Speech speaker  
Victor MVE-70856 16-in. 10/18/1931 Broadcast on unemployment relief Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Speeches and vocal and instrumental performances speaker  
Victor MVE-70857 16-in. 10/18/1931 Broadcast on unemployment relief Herbert Hoover ; Will Rogers Radio broadcast : Speeches and vocal and instrumental performances speaker  
Victor MVE-70858 16-in. 10/18/1931 Broadcast on unemployment relief Herbert Hoover ; Will Rogers Radio broadcast : Speeches and vocal and instrumental performances speaker  
Victor MVE-70859 16-in. 10/18/1931 Broadcast on unemployment relief Herbert Hoover ; Will Rogers Radio broadcast : Speeches and vocal and instrumental performances speaker  
Victor CVE-70860 12-in. 10/18/1931 President speech Herbert Hoover Special event radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73757 14-in. 10/4/1932 Campaign speech of 4 October 1932 Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73758 14-in. 10/4/1932 Campaign speech of 4 October 1932 Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73759 14-in. 10/4/1932 Campaign speech of 4 October 1932 Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73760 14-in. 10/4/1932 Campaign speech of 4 October 1932 Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73761 14-in. 10/4/1932 Campaign speech of 4 October 1932 Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73762 14-in. 10/4/1932 Campaign speech of 4 October 1932 Herbert Hoover Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hoover, Herbert," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102303.

Hoover, Herbert. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102303.

"Hoover, Herbert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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