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 Herbert Hoover’s 31-year retirement from the presidency he never had any Secret Service protection. Not until 1965, one year after Hoover died, was lifetime Secret Service protection awarded to ex-presidents. More...