Herbert Hoover

Post Presidency

To what position did President Harry Truman appoint Hoover?

President Truman appointed Hoover to a leading position in the Food Supply for World Famine. Truman allegedly told him: “You know more about feeding nations and people than anybody in the world.” He later appointed Hoover to head the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. The organization became known as the Hoover Commission during Hoover’s chairmanship. There were two different commissions, the first in 1947 to 1949 and the second in 1953 to 1955. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Hoover to the second Hoover Commission in 1953.


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