17 August 2013

Hoover descendant

Margaret Hoover and John Avlon have become parents to a boy, Jack Avlon, as announced by John Avion's Twitter account on 15 August 2013.

Margaret Hoover, a great-grandchild of President Herbert Hoover (1929-1933), is a political commentator, former Capitol Hill staffer and Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the administration of President George W. Bush (2001-2009) as well as the author of the book American Individualism: How A New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party (2011), which I have mentioned in an earlier blog article.

Margaret's husband John is a journalist and among others a contributor to the CNN. They were married at Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, California, USA, on 7 November 2009.

I have mentioned earlier in this blog that I am very much interested in US presidential history and also genealogy. The Hoover family is one of the presidential families I am keeping a file on, so the news of the Avlon-Hoover birth was higly welcomed in this regard!

Postcript 29 August 2013: The baby, which was born at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York on 14 August 2013, is named John Andrew Hoover "Jack" Avlon, cf. West Branch Times Online 23 August 2013.

Updated on 29 August 2013 at 23:55 (postscript added), last time on 30 August 2013 at 09:30 (typo corrected).

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