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Hoover, Herbert

(1874–1964), thirty-first president of the United States. Born in West Branch, Iowa, of Quaker parents, Herbert Clark Hoover was orphaned at the age of nine and subsequently reared by relatives in Oregon, where he attend-ed Friends Pacific Academy. After graduating from the newly founded Stanford University in 1895, he entered the employ of mining engineer Louis Janin.

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