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    The Oval Office

    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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KN-C20965. The Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the Empress Farah Arrive at Blair House

President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy stand with Mohammad Reza Pahla...