Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. president, grew up in West Branch, Iowa until age 9, when he was orphaned and sent to live with relatives in Oregon. He served as president from 1929 to 1933. Test your knowledge on his Iowa roots and influence worldwide.
Photos (top to bottom): Hoover’s birthplace cottage, which sits on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch. Photo by Clare McCarthy/IowaWatch; Portrait of Herbert Hoover circa 1928. Photo from U.S. Library of Congress; Herbert Hoover gravesite at the national historic site in West Branch. Photo by Clare McCarthy/IowaWatch.