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1. Herbert (Clark). 1874--1964, US statesman; 31st president of the US (1929--33). He organized relief for Europe during and after World War I, but as president he lost favour after his failure to alleviate the effects of the Depression
2. J(ohn) Edgar. 1895--1972, US lawyer: director of the FBI (1924--72). He used new scientific methods to combat crime, including the first fingerprint file

Hoover

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™ a type of vacuum cleaner
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Hendrick Booraem V finds the young Hoover foreshadowing, albeit in rough form, the older man.
In "Agent of Change: Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce," Kendrick Clements addresses the difficult questions associated with Secretary of Commerce Hoover's policies and the coming of the Great Depression.
Curt Gentry, best known as a writer for his coauthored account of the Charles Manson celebrity/cult murders, devoted 15 years' labor to take his place among the biographers of Hoover.