A political leader of the twentieth century, who was president from 1929 to 1933. Hoover became famous for his direction of relief work in Europe after World War I. He had been president only a few months when the Great Depression began (see stock market Crash of 1929, stock market, and Hoovervilles). A Republican, he was reluctant to use the power of the federal government against the Depression. Hoover tried to persuade voters that private enterprise could turn the economy around, but he lost the election of 1932 to Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the late 1940s, he was head of a commission to make the federal government more efficient.
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We live in a world where a J. Edgar Hoover biopic got made before a Martin Luther King Jr. one.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such was the corrosive paranoia of the time, fueled by McCarthy and abetted by Hoover.
Bunker, along with his brothers Herbert and Lamar, started buying silver in 1970, when it was $1.94 an ounce.
That luxury store had been founded years earlier by Herbert Woolf, a relative of the British writers Leonard and Virginia.
The world in which a J. Edgar Hoover movie exists before an MLK movie is utterly bizarre to me.David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood|Marlow Stern|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Herbert Marsh, professor of divinity in the university of Cambridge, England, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Herbert brings amazing fine detail about the night and day battle on the high ridges.
Although Aubrey Herbert is excessively unorthodox he quite sees that confabs with enemies must be carried out according to Cocker.
Sir Herbert's squire, Thomas du Bois, joined in his master's confident wager.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
But as soon as Herbert came, just as enthusiastic himself, down goes my James's countenance to the very bottom of despair.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond