By Anne B. Allen,Brenda Feigen

A girl of intelligence and effort, Lou Henry Hoover's abilities benefited quite a few cultural and philanthropic businesses, yet her distaste for exposure obscured her many achievements previously. by the point her husband reached the White condominium in 1929, she had already demonstrated herself as a girl with excessive ambitions. the 1st girl to earn a college measure in geology, she collaborated along with her husband within the translation of a vintage e-book on mining tools. in the course of international warfare I, she geared up information for American tourists stranded in Europe, campaigned on behalf of the fee for the comfort of Belgium, and manage a boarding condominium in Washington D.C. for younger ladies operating in war-related agencies.

Lou Hoover served as president of the lady Scouts in the course of its adolescence, prepared the Women's department of the nationwide novice Athletic Federation to motivate public participation in activities, and raised cash for a couple of cultural and philanthropic enterprises. As First woman, she redecorated the White residence to make it an appropriate place of abode for a head of country, cataloging its furniture for posterity. She based a faculty for underprivileged Appalachian childrens and ran a personal, unpublicized aid community for americans pain lower than the good melancholy. After leaving the White condo, she resumed the volunteer paintings that remained one of these precious a part of her life.

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