Lou Henry Hoover
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"Lou Henry Hoover" was the wife of President of the United States Herbert Hoover and served as First Lady of the United States/First Lady from 1929 to 1933.

Marrying her engineer husband in 1899, she traveled widely with him, including to Shanghai, China, and became a cultivated scholar and linguist. A proficient Chinese language/Chinese speaker, she is the only First Lady to have spoken an Asian language. She oversaw construction of the presidential retreat at Rapidan Camp in Madison County, Virginia. She was the first First Lady to make regular, nationwide radio broadcasts to the American public.

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