“When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.” -Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover was born into a Quacker family on August 10, 1874 in an Iowa village who grew up in Oregon. (whitehouse.gov) His mother’s name was Hulda Hoover, and his father’s name was Jesse Hoover. (Herbert Hoover pg 8) His also had a brother and a sister. His brother’s name was Tad, and his sister’s name was Mary. (Herbert Hoover pg. 11) When Herbert turned six, a terrible event occurred; his father died, but then when he was just nine years old, his mother died leaving him an orphan. (Wikipedia.org) Herbert’s aunt and uncle wanted to take him in but not the other two children, so Hoover’s aunt and uncle decided to take him in. They were very strict and made him do a lot of work around the place. (Herbert Hoover pg. 11 & 12)
Hoover did go to high school because he failed all of his exams except for the math exam. He did go to night school and did do some studying while he was there and learned a lot of stuff. (Wikipedia.org) After he finished night school, he went on to attend Stanford University. After he was finished with college, he graduated as a mining engineer, and began to work in mines across the world earning whatever he could earn. (Whitehouse.gov) Hoover started his mining career in Nevada City California, and worked for ten hours a day earning $1.50 to $2.50 a day. (Herbert Hoover pg 18) Once he was done in California, he was asked to work in a mine in the Australian Outback. (Herbert Hoover pg 19) Hoover earned $10,000 a year there. (Herbert Hoover pg 22) Hoover always loved the outdoors and loved to be outside. (Wikipedia.org) Hoover overworked himself but all that work that he did paid off. (Herbert Hoover pg. 22)...
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