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Administers food

Does De Re Metallica

Eponymous towns

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ This puzzle deserves more recognition. A haiku is not very easy to construct. $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Aug 27 '15 at 13:06
  • $\begingroup$ @CodeNewbie How do you figure? $\endgroup$ – warspyking Aug 27 '15 at 13:42
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    $\begingroup$ @CodeNewbie Haikus are easy / You just stop writing after / Seventeen sylla- $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Sep 3 '15 at 13:55
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I am guessing

Herbert Hoover

Administers food

He was the head of the U.S. Food Administration

Does De Re Metallica

He translated the book

Eponymous towns

So-called Hoovervilles during the great depression

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