HERBERT C. HOOVER
1929 - 1933
1929 - Great Depression begins and lasts into the late 1930s.
1929 - The first Ford Tri- Motor airplane lands at “ Port Kingman”, the airport dedicated by Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Port Kingman was the
first commercial airport in Arizona and Transcontinental Air Transport Company, TAT, was the forerunner of TWA.
1930 - six stop signs were installed at Kingman intersections. The first all- talking movies came to Lang's Theater in Kingman.
1930 - President Hoover signs the Bill for Boulder Dam Project at Black Canyon on the Colorado River.
Herbert Clark Hoover was born
in 1874 in West Branch, Iowa, the
first president born west of the
Mississippi. He was a graduate of
Stanford and worked throughout
the world as a mining engineer
and consultant. He served as
secretary of commerce for
Presidents Harding and Coolidge.
He also served as head of the
Allied Food Council following
WWI and earned his reputation as
a worker for the public good.
Lou Henry Hoover was born in
Iowa in 1875. Her family moved
to California in 1884 where Lou
enjoyed camping and hunting
with her father, and became a fine
horsewoman. She entered
Stanford in 1894 and completed
her course there before marrying
Herbert Hoover in 1899. The
Hoovers had two sons, and the
family lived in a dozen countries
prior to World War I.
President Herbert Hoover won the election of 1928 over the Democratic candidate, Alfred E. Smith. He was soon faced with the worst economic
depression in the nation's history, but his theories made efforts against it ineffective. Because he believed the federal government could not act in some
areas, he vetoed measures for national relief and reduced income taxes. President Hoover approved the Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem.
Defeated for re- election in 1932, he returned to private business. He died in New York City in 1964.
Throughout the Hoover administration First Lady Lou Hoover welcomed White House visitors with poise and dignity. She always dressed well, and the
Hoovers entertained elegantly, using their own private funds for social events. Lou restored the Lincoln bedroom for her husband's use. She died in New
York City in 1944.
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