President Herbert Hoover Remembered on Fiftieth Anniversary of Death

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Date: October 25, 2014
Contact: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA—Herbert Hoover is often criticized for his leadership while President during the Great Depression. But others from around the world, from school children to astronomers, honor Hoover's legacy of humanitarianism and statesmanship.

On October 25, the fiftieth anniversary of President Hoover's death, a park ranger from Herbert Hoover National Historic Site will discuss archival photos and documents that illustrate the little-known legacy of Herbert Hoover. The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. The presentation is free.

At 3:00 p.m., the National Park Service and Hoover Presidential Foundation will host a commemoration ceremony at the graves of President and Mrs. Hoover, a short walk from the Presidential Library. Among the graveside remembrances will be a reading of the original eulogy delivered at Hoover's burial by the Rev. D. Elton Trueblood. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Parking at the gravesite is very limited.

Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation and former U.S. ambassador will read the keynote speech at the gravesite. Quinn also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State as well as a member of the National Security Council staff at the White House.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at or call (319) 643-2541. 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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