Inauguration Balls Past and Present

Ike and Mamie Eisenhower
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Ike and Mamie
Over the years, the number of parties scheduled around the Inauguration has multiplied. Citing high ticket demand, Dwight Eisenhower appeared at two events when he was first sworn in 1953. Four years later, above, when he was re-elected, the number doubled to four

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