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Margaret Hoover        

Conservative Political Commentator, Political Strategist, Feminist, Gay Rights Activist & Author; Host of PBS's "Firing Line"

Margaret Hoover is an American conservative political commentator, political strategist, media personality, feminist, gay rights activist, author, and great-granddaughter of Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. President. She is the best-selling author of the book American Individualism: How A New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party, published by Crown Forum in July 2011. In 2018, Hoover became the host of PBS's reboot of the longest-running public affairs show in television history, Firing Line.

Hoover also served as the White House Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs under President George W. Bush and as the deputy finance director for Rudy Giuliani’s Presidential exploratory committee.

Using her political platform, Hoover has become an influential advocate for gay rights. In January 2011, she testified before the Maryland Senate on behalf of gay marriage and later, took an active role in the 2012 battle to win gay marriage in New York. She has served on the Advisory Board for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, and is co-chair and founder of the group Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. In 2013 Hoover was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage in Hollingsworth v. Perry.

Speech Topics

American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party

Herbert Hoover: The Dynamic Legacy of a True Humanitarian


Margaret Hoover and John Avlon on their Post-Partisan Marriage ...
Margaret Hoover, a conservative, and John Avlon, an independent, are television pundits who are married to each other. Quite happily, if a recent visit to their ...
William F. Buckley's 'Firing Line' Returns With Margaret Hoover : NPR
Almost 20 years since Firing Line ceased production, Margaret Hoover is stepping in to become the next host of the conservative talk show on PBS. She talks ...
HBO Real Time Guests: Friday Feb. 28, 2014
Margaret Hoover is a CNN Political Contributor and author of American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party.
Watch: Conservative Margaret Hoover Explains 'Conservative Case ...
Feb 26, 2013 ... Margaret Hoover, a conservative commentator and author, today spoke to the New York Times to make the “conservative case for the freedom ...
“Jack” joins Hoover lineage - West Branch Times - West Branch ...
Aug 23, 2013 ... John Avlon and Margaret Hoover welcomed a baby boy — “Jack” — at 7:23 p.m. Aug. 14, 2013. “A beautiful brave mother and proud papa are ...

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