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Herbert Hoover
Herbert Clark Hoover


In office
March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933
Vice President: Charles Curtis
Preceded by Calvin Coolidge
Succeeded by Franklin D. Roosevelt


MR. HOOVER DIES AT 90; IOWA RITES
New York -- Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st president of the United States, died Tuesday at the age of 90. His death followed a recurrence of massive gastro intestinal hemorrhage. The staunch old statesman, whose life spanned a varied career of engineering, high office and humanitarian service, had kept busy almost to the last.
Hoover's two sons were at this bedside when the end came. "Work" was his rule. He called it "the best antidote to talk of ills and pills." Death came quietly at his apartment at the Waldorf towers which he described as his "comfortable monastery."
Hoover will lie in state in St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Avenue and 51st Street, for two days. After memorial services, he will be taken by train to Washington. There he will lie in state under the rotunda of the national capitol. Following services there, his body will be flown to West Branch, Iowa, where the final services will be held as he is laid to rest in the national park at the site of the small cottage where he was born in 1874.
Repeatedly, and sometimes almost miraculously in his later years, he had fought off serious ailments. But time, and its wear, finally claimed him. No other former president except John Adams, the nation's second chief executive who died at 90, had reached such an advanced age. Adams lived 90 years and eight months, Hoover, 90 years and two months.
Hoover, who passed the 90 mark August 10, 1964, said in a birthday message that the key to America's abundance is its freedom. "Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and of human dignity."
As president when the "great Depression" hit the nation in 1929, Hoover endured much abuse, but he lived to regain wide affection and esteem as a wise, humane elder statesman. He was sought out of console by Democratic office holders as well a Republicans. Countless friends and admirers came to love him as a man of immense sympathies and gentle wit.
Toured C.B. in 1940
Hoover visited Council Bluffs at least once and passed through the city several other times. On February 12, 1940 Hoover took a one hour tour of historical sites in the city. This included a visit to the former home of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge. During the tour he stopped briefly at Abraham Lincoln High School and at the old Pierce Street School. Hoover School on North Broadway is named after the former president.
[Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nonpareil, published October 20, 1964, submitted by Ann]

President Burial
HOOVER BURIAL ON GRASSY KNOLL OVERLOOKING IOWA BIRTHPLACE
West Branch -- Herbert Hoover, the only Iowan ever to become president of the United States, will be laid to rest on a grassy knoll overlooking the two room cabin in which he was born. The burial plot is on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, which he helped dedicate on his last visit to his birthplace two years ago. The plot, known as the "Overlook," is surrounded on three sides by evergreen trees, shielding it from winds blowing across now barren corn fields to the south. The open side of the 30 foot plot faces the library and a little farther on across the meandering Wapsinonoc Creek, the rough hewn cabin of his blacksmith father and devoutly religious mother.
The body of the 31st president of the United States will be flown to nearby Iowa City, where the cortege will form for the trip here, a distance of about 10 miles. Plans have been made to bring the body of Mrs. Hoover from California to this peaceful village for interment near her husband of 44 years.
[Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nonpareil, published October 20, 1964, submitted by Ann]


Born Herbert Clark Hoover
August 10, 1874
West Branch, Iowa, United States
Died October 20, 1964 (aged 90) New York, NY

31st President
Political party: Republican
Buried: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
West Branch, Iowa

Spouse: Lou Henry Hoover [
OBIT]
Children
Herbert Hoover, Jr.
Allan Hoover

Profession
Mining engineer
Civil engineer
Businessman
Humanitarian

Religion: Quaker


 


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