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West Branch in Cedar County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Birthplace of Herbert Hoover

 
 
Birthplace of Herbert Hoover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
1. Birthplace of Herbert Hoover Marker
Inscription.
Birthplace of
Herbert Hoover
First President of the United States
born west of the Mississippi River.

Marked by Pilgrim Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution - Pilgrim Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.226′ N, 91° 20.771′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is on S Downey Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A World of Opportunity (here, next to this marker); The Hannah Varney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dr. Leech House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover's Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); The C.E. Smith House
Birthplace of Herbert Hoover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. Birthplace of Herbert Hoover Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Laban Miles House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Amanda Garvin Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Branch.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Marker at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
3. Marker at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Birthplace of Herbert Hoover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2014
4. Birthplace of Herbert Hoover Marker
The 31st President of the United States was born in this house in West Branch, Iowa. It is located within sight of the marker.
Herbert Hoover image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. Herbert Hoover
This 1931 portrait of Herbert Hoover by Douglas Chandor hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Herbert Hoover seemed to be the ultimate problem­solver. As a mining engineer, he had turned marginal operations into thriving enterprises. During World War I, his administration of European food relief was nothing short of brilliant. As secretary of commerce in the 19205, he transformed a once sleepy department into a purposeful information clearinghouse. But as the Great Depression took hold during the second year of his presidency, Hoover was hard pressed for a solution. Believing in the power of private initiative, he hesitated to involve the federal government in reviving business. When lengthening bread lines and escalating joblessness finally convinced him of the necessity of such steps, the measures proved inadequate. As a result, Hoover was defeated by a crushing margin in his 1932 reelection bid.

This portrait was intended for Time magazine's cover. But Hoover delayed his sittings, and by the time it was finished, the magazine was no longer interested. Hoover is thus the only president in Time's history never to appear on a cover while in office.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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