Overview of the Herbert Hoover, Jr. papers
Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Herbert Hoover, Jr. papers
Date (inclusive): 1954-1957
Collection Number: 2014C14
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence and memoranda, relating to American foreign policy during the presidential administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Creator: 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.
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.