Gordon Setter Eaglehurst Gillette is listed on the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum’s website as “Ch. Inglehurst Gillette”, with his nickname being simply “Gillette”. Gillette was a prize-winning dog at the prestigious Madison Square Garden show, and was gifted to Hoover by Colonel William J. Donovan on Hoover’s Inauguration Day. “Wild Bill” Donovan was fairly close to Hoover, having taken charge of Hoover’s political campaign as his chief strategist.
Gillette had a blanket that he had worn when he won the blue ribbon at Madison Square Garden, and on this blanket the President had Gillette’s name embroidered. The kennel master at the time described Gillette as “acting like an old man” and that “he likes to be off by himself most of the time.”
Hoover did not have Gillette long, however. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum website states that because Gillette “barked too much” he was gifted to Dr. Mann, Superintendent of a nearby zoo, and from there his fate is unknown.