1935 RA. Discovered 1935 Aug. 30 by E. Delporte at Uccle.
Named in honor of Herbert Clark Hoover (1874–1964), 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. He was also president of the Commission for Relief in Belgium. This planet was named for the president after his visit to Belgium in 1938. (H 124)
Hoover is also honored by planet (932).