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The Oval Office has been the President’s office since 1909. The preference for an oval room dates back to George Washington, who greeted his guests standing in a circle around him, equally distant from the President. The circle became a symbol of democracy. President Kennedy personalized his Oval Office with his collections of ship models and...
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