Scope and Contents note
Title: Herbert Hoover, Jr. papers
Date (inclusive): 1954-1957
Collection Number: 2014C14
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
1 manuscript box
(0.4 linear feet)
Correspondence and memoranda, relating to American foreign policy during the presidential administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Hoover Institution Archives.
Hoover, Herbert, 1903-1969.
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[Identification of item], Herbert Hoover, Jr. papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives
Herbert Hoover Jr. was born in London, England, in 1903 and, like his father, attended Stanford University. Following his
graduation in 1925, Hoover attended the Harvard Business School to study aviation economics. Before entering the public sector,
Hoover worked in the oil industry as a consultant to the Venezuelan and Iranian governments--experience which likely led then
President Dwight Eisenhower to ask Hoover to accompany his special envoy to Iran in 1953. In 1954, Eisenhower tapped Hoover
to serve as undersecretary of state, an appointment he held until 1957. Hoover died at home in 1969.
Scope and Contents note
Consists of Department of State memoranda, reports, press releases, and transcripts from Hoover's time as undersecretary of
state during the Eisenhower administration, 1954 to 1957. Among the issues addressed are US base rights in the Philippine
Islands, US/Israeli relations, the Suez Canal crisis, and foreign policy in the Middle East more broadly.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
United States. Department of State..
United States--Foreign relations--1953-1961.