Herbert Hoover

Early Life and Family

What activities and jobs did Hoover try at Stanford University?

Hoover met John Caspar Branner, the head of the university’s geology department. Hoover worked for Branner and helped him create a project that won a prize at the Chicago World Fair. He also landed summer jobs with the U.S. Geological Survey. He became treasurer of his class and drafted a student constitution that lasted for decades. He served as a manager for the baseball and football teams.


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