National Affairs: Ike's Church

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower have chosen the church they will attend in Washington: the grey stone, round-arched National Presbyterian Church at Connecticut and N Street, eight blocks north of the White House. Formerly known as the Church of the Covenant, it is considered one of Washington's more fashionable places of worship, whose pewholders over the years included Presidents Jackson, Pierce, Polk, Grant, Cleveland and Buchanan. Baptist Harry Truman worshiped in its "President's pew" on each opening of Congress. Its pastor, the Rev. Dr. Edward L. R. Elson, who served as chaplain to the XXI Corps during World War II and is...

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