Herbert Hoover Timeline

Herbert Hoover Timeline. A lifetime of events for the 31st American President Herbert Clark Hoover both public and private. From his birth on August 10, 1874 in West Branch Iowa to his death on October 20, 1964 in New York, NY.



1874 Herbert Hoover was born on August 10
1876 Custers Last Stand
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes is elected the 19th U.S. President
1881 James Abram Garfield becomes the 20th U.S. President
President James Garfield is assassinated
Vice President Chester Alan Arthur assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Garfield
1884 The Hoover's move to Newberg, Oregon
Grover Cleveland becomes the 22nd U.S. President
1886 Hoover enters the Black River Academy
Presidential Succession Act
1888 Benjamin Harrison is elected the 23rd U.S. President
1891 Hoover enters Amherst College
1892 Grover Cleveland is elected the 24th U.S. President. The only President in American History to serve two non-consecutive terms
1895 Hover graduated from Amherst College, cum laude
1897 Hoover is admitted to the bar
William McKinley is elected the 25th U.S. President
1898 Hoover is admitted to the City Council of Northampton
War with Spain
Treaty of Paris
1899 Hoover is elected city solicitor of Northampton
1900 President McKinley is re-elected
1901 William McKinley is assassinated
Vice President Theodore Roosevelt assumes the Presidency upon the death of President McKinley
1904 Theodore Roosevelt wins the Presidential election against Democratic challenger Alton B. Parker
1908 William Howard Taft becomes the 27th U.S. President
1912 Hoover becomes trustee of Stanford University
1913 Woodrow Wilson becomes the 28th U.S. President
1914 Hoover serves as chairman of the American Relief Committee in London
World War I begins
1915 Hoover serves as chairman of the Belgian Relief commission
Lusitania is Sunk
1916 President Wilson is re-elected to a second term
1917 Hoover is appointed the U.S. food administrator
U.S. War with Germany
1918 Battle of Belleau Wood
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
November 11, World War I ends
1919 Hoover creates the Supreme Economic Council
The Eighteenth prohibition Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified
The Senate rejects the League of Nations
1920 Hoover becomes president of the American Engineering Council
Warren G. Harding becomes the 29th U.S. President
1921 Hoover is appointed the Secretary of Commerce
The Washington Armament Conference
1923 Warren Harding died while still in office
Vice President Calvin Coolidge assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Harding
1924 Calvin Coolidge wins the Presidency against democratic challenger John W. Davis
1929 Herbert Hoover becomes the 31st U.S. President
Hoover announces tax cuts
Agricultural Marketing Act
Stock market crash
1930 Hoover proposes unemployed decentralized work programs
Hoover opposes any federal relief aid as unconstitutional
Naval disarmament conference in London
1931 Hoover submits the Wickersham Report on prohibition to Congress
Hoover opposes the repeal of the Eighteenth prohibition Amendment
Hoover signs into law the "Star Spangled Banner" as the United States national anthem on March 3.
Hoover proposes a one year moratorium on payment of foreign debt
Hoover recommends Federal Home Loan Bank Act
Bonus Bill
1932 Hoover vetoes the Wagner-Garner Bill
Glass-Steagall Act
Bonus March
Patman Bonus Bill
League of Nations adopts the Stimson Doctrine
Bonus Marchers routed
Hoover loses the Presidential election to Democratic challenger Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt becomes the 32nd U.S. President
Hoover retired to Palo Alto, California
The Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified
New Deal
1935 Social Security Act
1936 Hoover becomes chairman of the Boys Clubs of America
Franklin Roosevelt is re-elected to a second term
1941 Franklin Roosevelt is re-elected and becomes the only President in American History to serve a third term
The United State entered World War II
1944 First Lady Lou Hoover died
Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected to a historical fourth term.
1945 President Roosevelt died while still in office
Vice President Harry Truman assumes the Presidency upon the death President Roosevelt
World War II ends
1946 Hoover serves as coordinator of the Food Supply for World Famine
1947 Hoover serves as chairman of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government
1948 Harry Truman wins the Presidency over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey
1950 Korean War
1951 Hoover publishes his memiors
1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th U.S. President
1956 President Eisenhower is re-elected to a second term
1958 Hoover publishes his book "The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson"
1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy becomes the 35th U.S. President and the youngest elected President in American History at the age of 43. However, Teddy Roosevelt is the youngest President in American History to serve. He was 42 on the day he took the oath.
1963 John F. Kennedy is assassinated
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson assumes the Presidency upon the death President Kennedy
1964 Herbert Hoover died on October 20, in New York, NY

Back to top of Herbert Hoover Timeline Page

Back to Theodore Roosevelt Facts Page

Back to American Presidents History Home Page

Connect With US =>

President Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Hoover Speeches