Category Archives: Hoover Namesakes

SS President Hoover (2)

by Spencer Howard After the demise of the first  SS President Hoover, the precarious financial situation of the Dollar Line led the U.S. Maritime Commission to take control of the line in late 1938, and the name of the company … Continue reading

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Up in the Sky – it’s Hooveria

With the recent advances in astronomy, there are now over 300,000 known asteroids in our solar system, though only about 16,000 have been given names. Four of them have been named to honor the humanitarian work of Herbert Hoover. In … Continue reading

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SS PresidentHoover

Before the days of international air travel, when passenger liners ruled the oceans and crossings were measured in days instead of hours, two passenger liners were named in honor of President Hoover. On December 9, 1930, the first SS President … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Hoovers

It should come as no surprise that Herbert Hoover and J. Edgar Hoover were frequently confused during their lives and remain so in death. The two men were not related, and they first crossed paths in Washington in the early … Continue reading

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Herbert Hoover Looses his Head

A story that Herbert Hoover liked to tell concerned one of the more unusual tributes given by a grateful people in honor of Hoover’s humanitarian service.  He describes it in An American Epic: “I received many marks of appreciation from … Continue reading

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