THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Apr. 21, 1924

¶ Minus his overcoat and carrying a light walking stick in his left hand, the President astounded muffled Washingtonians by a brief anteprandial stroll along F Street, Washington's shopping thoroughfare.

¶ The President issued an executive order to coördinate diplomatic and consular activities of the State Department's foreign service. He ordained future unified direction in promoting and protecting commercial and other interests in the U.S. abroad. To avoid duplication of effort, diplomatic and consular officers must exchange fortnightly briefs of economic and trade reports.

¶ A painting of Mrs. Coolidge by Howard Chandler...

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