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Herbert Hoover Speeches

The first US President born west of the Mississippi, Herbert Hoover was president during the earliest years of old time radio.

Herbert Hoover Speeches

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Herbert Hoover
(1874 – 1964)

Herbert Hoover
"Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt."

"Words without actions are the assassins of idealism."

"America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose."

Herbert Hoover WWIHerbert Hoover could easily be listed as one of the least effective American Presidents in the history of the office. He is also one of only two Presidents who gained the office without prior electoral experience or high military rank. The country was at the height of an economic bubble when he took office, and the Stock Market Crash of 1929 struck less than eight months later.

Hoover appeared to be unable to deal effectively with the Great depression which followed the crash. The American people perceived him as callous and unsympathetic while the Depression depended. Most of the recovery measures he put in place failed during his tenure, although many of them would be adopted by his successor and become a foundation for The New Deal. Ironically, it was humanitarian relief efforts which gave Hoover his start in politics.

Herbert Hoover was born into a family of Quakers in Iowa (the first President born West of the Mississippi) and brought up to value honesty, industriousness, and simplicity. Orphaned at the age of nine, an uncle in Oregon raised Hoover. He attended Quaker schools and was one of the first students to attend Stanford University. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in geology, and went on to enjoy a lucrative career as a mining engineer in the goldfields of Australia. He went on to develop mines in China, but not before marrying his university sweetheart, Lou Henry. By 1914, he had amassed a considerable personal fortune.

Herbert HooverWhen European hostilities broke out at the start of WWI, Hoover worked for the repatriation of 120,000 Americans in Europe. He continued to provide relief to victims of the War, even conducting shuttle diplomacy across the North Sea for supply movement.

When the US entered the War, Woodrow Wilson appointed Hoover to hear the US Food Administration. Believing the "Food would win the War", Hoover avoided mandatory rationing at home, but was able to put programs in place that ensured there would be sufficient rations for the doughboys in the field.

After the War, Hoover again took up relief efforts in Europe. When Harding won the Presidency, Hoover became the Secretary of Commerce. The Commerce Department was only eight years old, and Hoover set about shaping the Department in his own image. His efforts were critical in creating the Radio Act of 1927, which helped to influence the scope of the new medium as the Golden Age of Radio was dawning.

When Hoover ran for the Presidency in 1929, in the public's eye the primary difference between the Commerce Secretary and his Democratic opponent was in their support of the Volstead Act. Democrat Alfred Smith was "wet", but also a Roman Catholic. Hoover called Prohibition a "Noble Experiment", implying that he expected an end sometime in the future. Hoover's popularity and divisions within the Democratic Party over religion were enough to carry the day.

The Depression overwhelmed Hoover's Presidency. "Hoover-villes" referred to the shanty towns and tent cities of the poor. His Quaker background gave the President a strong faith in the power of voluntarism, but the efforts never gained the ground they needed without government support. He ran for reelection in 1932 but met with a great deal of animosity from the American People. The Secret Service warned that there were plots to assassinate him during the campaign, and Roosevelt implied that Hoover was personally responsible for the Depression.

Although Hoover remained a scapegoat for the Depression after WWII, President Truman used him to help with relief efforts for war torn Germany. Hoover passed away in Oct, 1964. His was to be the third State Funeral in the space of twelve months, the others having been for John Kennedy and Douglas MacArthur.

Herbert Hoover Radio

This collection includes all known sound clips of early speeches in which Hoover appeared on the radio.

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    1. 32 shows - total playtime 10 hours 47 minutes
    2. Bill Stern 490902 514 W Herbert Hoover.mp3
    3. Biographies In Sound 641020 Herbert Hoover.mp3
    4. HH 280000 Hail Herbert Hoover.mp3
    5. HH 310000 Stimulus Plan.mp3
    6. HH 310324 Porto Rican Legislature.mp3
    7. HH 310716 Debt Moratorium.mp3
    8. HH 311018 Unemployment Relief.mp3
    9. HH 320000 Herbert Hoover Campaign Speech.mp3
    10. HH 320811 Accepting Republican Presidential Nomination.mp3
    11. HH 321031 Madison Square Garden in New York City.mp3
    12. HH 330212 Last Speech As President.mp3
    13. HH 360610 Address to the Republican National Convention.mp3
    14. HH 361016 New Deal Morals In Arithmetic and G.mp3
    15. HH 361030 Supports Landon, Challenge To Liberty. Denver.mp3
    16. HH 380407 Return From Europe.mp3
    17. HH 390000 Shall We Send Our Youth to War.mp3
    18. HH 390706 Urges Us Neutrality In European Conflicts.mp3
    19. HH 390901 Herbert Hoover Speaks At Onset Of War.mp3
    20. HH 460517 Global Hunger.mp3
    21. HH 510923 Talks About Freedom.mp3
    22. HH 551211 Meet the Press Interview.mp3
    23. HH 600000 A Conversation With the President.mp3
    24. HH 600725 Address RNC.mp3
    25. HH 620810 Dedication Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.mp3
    26. HH 621028 Talks with John Kennedy About Cuba.mp3
    27. HH 641020 Announcing the Death of Herbert Hoover.mp3
    28. HH 991004 American Presidents Series.mp3
    29. HH Excerpt Moratorium On War Debts.mp3
    30. HIN 510105 04 Fall Of Seoul, Korea.mp3
    31. HIN 510216 10 Isolationist Debate In Washington.mp3
    32. Meet Press 590809 Herbert Hoover Former President.mp3
    33. Tib 352 Herbert Hoover.mp3
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    32 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 10 hours, 47 min
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    1. 32 shows - total playtime 10 hours 47 minutes
    2. Bill Stern 490902 514 W Herbert Hoover.mp3
    3. Biographies In Sound 641020 Herbert Hoover.mp3
    4. HH 280000 Hail Herbert Hoover.mp3
    5. HH 310000 Stimulus Plan.mp3
    6. HH 310324 Porto Rican Legislature.mp3
    7. HH 310716 Debt Moratorium.mp3
    8. HH 311018 Unemployment Relief.mp3
    9. HH 320000 Herbert Hoover Campaign Speech.mp3
    10. HH 320811 Accepting Republican Presidential Nomination.mp3
    11. HH 321031 Madison Square Garden in New York City.mp3
    12. HH 330212 Last Speech As President.mp3
    13. HH 360610 Address to the Republican National Convention.mp3
    14. HH 361016 New Deal Morals In Arithmetic and G.mp3
    15. HH 361030 Supports Landon, Challenge To Liberty. Denver.mp3
    16. HH 380407 Return From Europe.mp3
    17. HH 390000 Shall We Send Our Youth to War.mp3
    18. HH 390706 Urges Us Neutrality In European Conflicts.mp3
    19. HH 390901 Herbert Hoover Speaks At Onset Of War.mp3
    20. HH 460517 Global Hunger.mp3
    21. HH 510923 Talks About Freedom.mp3
    22. HH 551211 Meet the Press Interview.mp3
    23. HH 600000 A Conversation With the President.mp3
    24. HH 600725 Address RNC.mp3
    25. HH 620810 Dedication Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.mp3
    26. HH 621028 Talks with John Kennedy About Cuba.mp3
    27. HH 641020 Announcing the Death of Herbert Hoover.mp3
    28. HH 991004 American Presidents Series.mp3
    29. HH Excerpt Moratorium On War Debts.mp3
    30. HIN 510105 04 Fall Of Seoul, Korea.mp3
    31. HIN 510216 10 Isolationist Debate In Washington.mp3
    32. Meet Press 590809 Herbert Hoover Former President.mp3
    33. Tib 352 Herbert Hoover.mp3
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    32 recordings on 10 Audio CDs. Total playtime 8 hours, 7 min
    32 recordings on 10 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 7 min

    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A001

    1. HH Excerpt Moratorium On War Debts
    2. Tib 352 Herbert Hoover
    3. HH 280000 Hail Herbert Hoover
    4. HH 310000 Stimulus Plan
    5. HH 310324 Porto Rican Legislature
    6. HH 310716 Debt Moratorium
    7. HH 311018 Unemployment Relief
    8. HH 320000 Herbert Hoover Campaign Speech
    9. HH 320811 Accepting Republican Presidential Nomination
    10. HH 321031 Madison Square Garden in New York City
    11. HH 330212 Last Speech As President
    12. HH 360610 Address to the Republican National Convention

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A002

    1. HH 361016 New Deal Morals In Arithmetic and G

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A003

    1. HH 361030 Supports Landon, Challenge To Liberty. Denver
    2. HH 380407 Return From Europe
    3. HH 390000 Shall We Send Our Youth to War
    4. HH 390706 Urges Us Neutrality In European Conflicts
    5. HH 390901 Herbert Hoover Speaks At Onset Of War

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A004

    1. HH 460517 Global Hunger
    2. Bill Stern 490902 514 W Herbert Hoover

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A005

    1. HIN 510105 04 Fall Of Seoul, Korea

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A006

    1. HIN 510216 10 Isolationist Debate In Washington
    2. HH 510923 Talks About Freedom

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A007

    1. HH 551211 Meet the Press Interview
    2. Meet Press 590809 Herbert Hoover Former President

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A008

    1. HH 600000 A Conversation With the President

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A009

    1. HH 600725 Address RNC
    2. HH 620810 Dedication Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
    3. HH 621028 Talks with John Kennedy About Cuba

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    Herbert Hoover Speeches Disc A010

    1. Biographies In Sound 641020 Herbert Hoover
    2. HH 641020 Announcing the Death of Herbert Hoover

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