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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
™ a type of vacuum cleaner