President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover. In 1929 Mr. Hoover told the US congress that the worst of the recent stock market crash was over, and that American citizens had renewed faith in the economy. In reality, the Great Depression was just beginning and would lead to untold misery and poverty for the next ten years. The stock market did not recover to pre-crash levels until 1954.
US First Lady Lou Hoover (1874-1944)
Desegregated White House functions
Only First Lady (so far) to speak an Asian language. Sometimes Herbert and Lou would speak Chinese to foil eavesdroppers.
Along with her husband, she translated Agricola’s De Re Metallica from Latin. It is still the standard English translation today.
Decorated by King Albert I for her work with Belgian refugees during WWI.
First women to receive a geology degree from Stanford University
Advocate for Girl…