Herbert Hoover

Early Career

Where did his work for the mining company take Hoover?

In 1898, Bewick, Moreing, and Company transferred Hoover to China, offering him an even more lucrative position to supervise a new mining operation. Hoover survived the Boxer Rebellion, an uprising by those who advocated against foreign presence, wanting to drive the “foreign devils” out of the country. While in China, Hoover made a heavy profit for his company—and himself—with coal deposits. By 1901, he left China a much wealthier man and relocated to London as a full partner in the firm. For several years, he traveled the globe for the company, including return trips to Australia.


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