The 31st president of the United States who oversaw the country's relief to Belgium during World War I and was best known for his mishandling of the Great Depression.
He was a mildly prolific author, releasing 16 books during his lifetime, the last of which was about fishing, titled Fishing for Fun--and to Wash Your Soul.
He and Harry S. Truman became close friends after World War II and Truman appointed him to the Hoover Commission with the goal of removing waste and inefficiency from government.
He worked as the student manager of the football and baseball teams while attending Stanford University.
His parents were Jesse Hoover, a blacksmith and farm implement story owner, and Hulda Randall Hoover. He was raised Quaker.