Asked in US Presidents, Hoover Dam
Who was the president of the Hoover Dam when it was completed?
President Franklin Roosevelt
Asked in Herbert Hoover
Why was the Hoover Dam named after President Hoover?
When the dam was in its planning stages, in 1930, Herbert Hoover was President. It was then in 1930 that Secretary Ickes stated publicly that Hoover Dam was to be built, noting that naming a dam after a president was appropriate. In 1933, when Hoover was not re-elected, the name was reverted to Boulder Dam. It remained Bould Dam until 1947, when an act of Congress officially re-named the dam Hoover Dam. ...