US First Lady Lou Hoover (1874-1944)
-Desegregated White House functions
-Only First Lady (so far) to speak an Asian language.  Sometimes Herbert and Lou would speak Chinese to foil eavesdroppers.
-Along with her husband, she translated  Agricola’s De Re Metallica from Latin. It is still the standard English translation today.  
-Decorated by King Albert I for her work with Belgian refugees during WWI
-First women to receive a geology degree from Stanford University
-Advocate for Girl Scouting

US First Lady Lou Hoover (1874-1944)

-Desegregated White House functions

-Only First Lady (so far) to speak an Asian language.  Sometimes Herbert and Lou would speak Chinese to foil eavesdroppers.

-Along with her husband, she translated  Agricola’s De Re Metallica from Latin. It is still the standard English translation today.  

-Decorated by King Albert I for her work with Belgian refugees during WWI

-First women to receive a geology degree from Stanford University

-Advocate for Girl Scouting