Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover, born to a Quaker family, was a professional mining engineer. He achieved American and international prominence in humanitarian relief efforts in war-time Belgium and served as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I
US First Lady Lou Hoover (1874-1944) Desegregated White House functions. Only First Lady (so far) to speak an Asian language. Along with her husband, translated Agricola’s "De Re Metallica" from Latin. It is still the standard English translation today. Decorated by King Albert I for her work with Belgian refugees during WWI. First woman to receive a geology degree from Stanford University.