THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Jan. 28, 1929

¶ In front of the ancient desk in the East Room of the White House stood a restless group of photographers in a little forest of tripods. Behind the desk stood a group of Senators, Cabinet Members, State Department officials. At the desk, of course, sat President Coolidge, in frock coat and wing collar. On his right sat Vice President Dawes, on his left, Secretary of State Kellogg, behind his chair stood Idaho's square-faced Borah and Virginia's militant Swanson. All eyes turned toward the green morocco case resting on the desk. It...

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