31: Herbert Clark Hoover 1874-1964 Dates in office 1929-1933 Political Party: Republican Hoover became the Republican Presidential nominee in 1928. He said then: "We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land." His election seemed to ensure prosperity. Yet within months the stock market crashed, and the Nation spiraled downward into depression.Hoover became the scapegoat for the Depression and was badly defeated in 1932.
Herbert Hoover: The American Presidents Series: The 31st President, 1929-1933 (American Presidents (Times)) by William E. Leuchtenburg. $14.61. Series - American Presidents (Times). 208 pages. Publisher: Times Books (January 6, 2009). Publication: January 6, 2009
Herbert Hoover 1928 election button. Hoover took office as the 31st President in 1929 and remained in office until 1933. The Great Depression began shortly into his presidency and he was succeeded by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.