Allan Hoover

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Allan Hoover, 1930

Allan Henry Hoover (July 17, 1907 – November 4, 1993) was an American mining engineer, rancher, financier, and the youngest son of President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Hoover was born in London on July 17, 1907.[3] His elder brother was Herbert Charles Hoover (1903–1969). He graduated from Palo Alto High School, Stanford University, and Harvard Business School.[3] He was married to Margaret Coberly Hoover with two sons, Andrew and Allan Jr., and a daughter, Lou Henry.[4] His grand-daughter (via Andrew) is Margaret Hoover.


For years he served in foundations and institutions, honoring the Hoover family, such as 50-year leadership of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Moreover, he bought his father's birthplace in West Branch, Iowa for $4,500 and turned it into the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. He also served his interests worldwide in mining, agriculture, and financing.[3]

He died in Portola Valley, California, on November 4, 1993.[3][4] His funeral was held in West Branch, Iowa.[3]


  1. ^ Hart, Craig (2004). A genealogy of the wives of the American presidents and their first two generations of descent. North Carolina, Jefferson: McFarland & Co., Inc., p. 129
  2. ^ "Heart Attack Fatal in New York apartment after concert". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. January 8, 1944. Front page.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Allan Hoover; President's Son Was Rancher, Financier". Los Angeles Times. November 8, 1993.
  4. ^ a b "Allan Hoover Is Dead; President's Son Was 86". The New York Times. November 9, 1993.

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