Herbert Hoover was President of the United States from 1929 to 1933.

His administration was noted for having a very stable Cabinet.[1]

On October 23, 1929, Hoover was the first President to shake the hand of 9 year old Muriel Keith, who would go on to shake every President's hand up till Josiah Bartlet. The next day was the start of the Great Depression.[2]

The Hoover Dam was named for him.[3]

In July 2006, Vice Presidential candidate Leo McGarry made a joke implying he was old enough to be present during the Hoover administration.[4]


  1. "I don't know if this is true, but a Presidential historian told me that this was the most stable cabinet since Hoover's." from Arctic Radar
  2. "No, no. It's just... it's... You shook hands with him, and next day the Great Depression started." from 20 Hours in America (Part II)
  3. "And we'll simonize the Hoover Dam?" from Slow News Day
  4. "Where do you think he got it? I've been rejecting the premises of questions since the Hoover Administration." from The Ticket
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