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On this day in history, October 22, 1928, GOP nominee Herbert Hoover gives speech on ‘rugged individualism’

On this day in history, Oct. 22, 1928, Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the “American system of rugged individualism” in a speech at New York’s Madison Square Garden, according to multiple sources — coining the term “rugged individualism,” which amplified his philosophy of personal freedom and volunteerism, not government intervention. 

Hoover was the 31st president of the United States, serving in that role from 1929‐1933. 

He was born in Iowa in 1874 and grew up in Oregon. 

He also wrote more than 40 books during those years, said The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

President Hoover died on Oct. 20, 1964, at age 90. 

He was laid to rest in Iowa — where he was born.

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Erica Lamberg is a contributing reporter for Fox News Digital.

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