THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Coolidge's Week: Dec. 15, 1924

¶ One of the heaviest duties in the White House office was the selection of names for ratification by the Senate as candidates for many posts. A list of several hundred postmasterial nominations was sent to that body. ¶ The same day that Congress was hearing his message from the lips of its clerks, Mr. Coolidge and his wife left Washington for Chicago to attend the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. They traveled both ways in a drawingroom of an ordinary pullman car, and ate in the diner. (Cost of a special train...

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