Tag Archives: President Martin Van Buren

The Monroe Plateau

…Arguably the second oldest permanent possession of the White House… The Return of the White House Shortly after Dolley Madison “rescued” the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington (the oldest possession)  in 1814, British soldiers torched the White House, as … Continue reading

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Chet Arthur, Tiffany and the 19-Year Screen

No question about it, the White House receives a great deal of wear and tear. Chester A. Arthur: Accidental President Few people would have ever believed that Chester Alan Arthur, New York “spoilsman” politician, would ever have become President of … Continue reading

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1861: A Year of Six Presidents

Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 set many precedents. Presidential Precedents. Abraham Lincoln was a President of many firsts: The first POTUS born west of the Appalachian Mountains (KY); the elected first from Illinois; the first elected by popular plurality in … Continue reading

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