The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® wishes you a Happy Presidents Day. Originally established in 1879 by Congress to celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd, this holiday now often includes all presidents.
Herbert Hoover, elected in 1928, was the country’s first German-American president. Since then, numerous presidents have had German ancestry.
Herbert Hoover had German-speaking ancestry on his paternal side and was the descendant of Andreas Huber, who immigrated to America from the Palatinate in the 18th century. He was also of Swiss-German ancestry.