Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Lou Henry Hoover
Herbert Hoover's journey along what he called the "slippery road of public life" was not traveled alone. At his side was his wife, Lou. Learn more »
Jesse Hoover, father of the future president, earned a living in his blacksmith shop and later opened a farm implement business. The new shop was the first in town to manufacture barbed wire. Learn more »
Did You Know?
In 1874, the year Herbert Hoover was born, Ernest Shackleton (an early Antarctic explorer), Honus Wagner (one of the greatest baseball players in history), Harry Houdini (a famous professional magician), and Robert Frost (Pulitzer Prize winning poet) were also born. More...