Herbert Hoover

Hervert Hooverr

The future president of the United States *attended Friends Pacific Academy, the precursor to George Fox, for three years beginning in 1885. That fall, Hoover, recently orphaned in Iowa, moved to Newberg, Oregon, to live with his uncle and aunt, Dr. Henry John and Laura Ellen Minthorn. From Newberg, he worked briefly in Salem, Oregon, before joining the first entering class at Stanford University in 1891. After graduation, he started work doing geological surveys and enjoyed a successful career as a mining engineer and consultant. He would ultimately be named Engineer of the Century, live and work on five continents, and direct some of the greatest humanitarian projects of the early 20th century. He was elected the nation's president in 1928.