Talk:Herbert Hoover

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Article needs basic composition work[edit]

It's not bad...and there is a ton of great referenced info. But also, several places where the chronological structure is messed up (without need) or where topic sentences could make the flow more understandable. Also a few mega paragraphs that need breaking. The layout of images could use work as well.TCO (talk) 18:41, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

P.s. who owns this article?

P.S. No one. See WP:OWN. - Denimadept (talk) 15:14, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Can someone proof read the section Later Years and death. This needs a major rewrite. It makes no sense. A statement made in one sentence is negated 2 sentences later. I tried cleaning it up but could not follow what was trying to be conveyed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.18.173.101 (talk) 21:41, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

removed picture[edit]

Dear Sir or Madam,

iam a family relative of Herbert Hoover, i removed the picture showing children suffering from starvation. It is not neccessary showing two living children in such a position as it is shown in that article. It is disrespectful for any family relatives of those as well as not adequate for a Wikipedia article to which also children have access too. That starvation is far away from being shown anyway in an acceptable form can be expected but before any of such pictures are taken for this purpose is it better to refrain from using them entirely. Thank you for the occupation of your time. yours sincerely. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.23.103.21 (talk) 13:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

I agree that the picture is unnecessary, but I'm not reverting you only because of that, not because of your other reasons. No one owns articles on Wikipedia. See WP:OWN for details. Therefore, you are not addressing a single individual, but a group of them, who work on this article. I don't think others will revert you either, but I could be wrong. Your purported ancestry doesn't enter into it. - Denimadept (talk) 15:10, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

In office until... 2013?[edit]

This article says that Hoover was in office until 2013, fifty years after his death. I'm not an expert in American History, but I think that is a biiig error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.122.13.174 (talk) 19:08, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for catching that. The vandal has been reverted. - Denimadept (talk) 07:40, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Quote attributed to Rexford Tugwell[edit]

I removed the quote ascribed to Rexford Tugwell, "practically the whole New Deal was extrapolated from programs that Hoover started." The earliest citation for this quote Is Paul Johnson's A History of the American People. Tugwell actually loathed Hoover and his policies. See "Make America Over" by Steven Chichester[1] (a master's thesis from Liberty University) for Tugwell's actual views on Hoover. JHobson3 (talk) 13:54, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent. cgi?article=1185&context=masters