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Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929-1933 and Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. After the United States entered World War I President Wilson appointed him as the head of the U.S. Food Administration, and Hoover's rationing policies helped feed American servicemen. His humanitarian efforts helped feed needy civilians in Europe after both world wars, and he oversaw the development of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, his alma mater. President Hoover passed away at the age of 90 on October 20, 1964 in New York City.