THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Dec. 27, 1926

¶ Neutral lavendar was the tint of table chrysanthemums for the season's second state dinner—an appropriate shade, since the guests were the diplomatic corps. The new gold plate service was used, embossed with the U. S. seal and coat of arms. Two days earlier, the President and Mrs. Coolidge had dined with Secretary of State and Mrs. Kellogg at their home on 19th Street. There they chatted at table with General Pershing, Princess Cantacuzene, other agreeable and prominent people, including Lawyer and Mrs. Silas Hardy Strawn, of Chicago.

¶ The President's meeting...

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