Hoover Herbert Clark
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Hoo·ver(ho͞o′vər), Herbert Clark 1874-1964.
The 31st president of the United States (1929-1933). After the stock market crash of 1929 he was unwilling to finance employment through direct federal intervention and lost the presidency to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.
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