Hoover 1929


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Timeline of Herbert Hoover's personal life and political timeline

  • 1874Born in West Branch, Iowa
  • 1891 Enrolled at Stanford University
  • 1898Hired as Chief Engineer, Chinese Imperial Bureau of Mines
  • 1899Married Lou Henry
  • 1903Birth of son Herbert Clark
  • 1907Birth of son Allen Henry
  • 1921 - 1928Served as Secretary of Commerce for two presidents
  • February 12, 1928Announces candidacy for president
  • June 14, 1928Nominated for president on first ballot at Republican National Convention
  • October 22, 1928Gives first campaign speech in New York City, New York
  • November 2, 1928Gives second campaign speech in St. Louis, Missouri
  • November 6, 1928Elected President of the United States
  • November 19, 1928Begins seven week tour of Latin America to be a "Good Neighbor"
  • March 4, 1929Inaugurated as the 31st President of the United States
  • May 27, 1929Supreme Court upholds presidential use of pocket veto to block legislation
  • June 15, 1929Signs the Agricultural Marketing Act reversing previous policies
  • October 24, 1929"Black Thursday," Stock prices collapse; 13 million shares are sold
  • October 29, 1929"Black Tuesday," Stock prices continue collapse; 16. 4 million shares sold
  • February 3, 1930Names Charles Evans Hughes as chief justice of the Supreme Court
  • April 22, 1930Signs the London Naval Treaty that lasts until 1937
  • June 17, 1930Signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act raising the duty on imports
  • July 3, 1930Signs the Veterans Administration Act consolidating all veteran's affairs
  • September 17, 1930Building of Hoover Dam begins in Las Vegas, Nevada; completed 1936. It is one of Hoover's public works projects for the unemployed.
  • December 2, 1930Asks Congress to fund public works projects to curb unemployment
  • January 7, 1931Learns that unemployed citizens reaches a count of five million
  • February 27, 1931Veto is overridden by Congress which will pay veterans their bonuses
  • June 20, 1931Proposes moratorium on war debt repayment to U.S. by European nations
  • December 7, 1931Refuses to talk with the "hunger marchers" and won't accept their petition
  • January 22, 1932Establishes the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for bank loans
  • May 29, 1932"Bonus Army Camps" set up in Washington in response to not receiving
  • June 16, 1932Receives Republican nomination for a second term
  • June 21, 1932Signs the Federal Home Loan Bank Act for private home loans
  • November 8, 1932Loses presidential election to Franklin D. Roosevelt's landslide victory