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Colonel Theodore Bingham

Colonel Theodore Bingham

Date of Work
1900
Medium
Photo
Credit
White House Historical Association

Colonel Theodore Bingham

Black and white portrait photograph of Colonel Theodore Bingham, and aide and superintendent of public buildings and grounds. He had become the major domo at the White House and keeper of the social lists near the end of the 19th Century. In 1903, newspapers declared a "social war" between Bingham and Isabella Hagner, First Lady Edith Roosevelt's executive clerk. With Mrs. Roosevelt's strong backing of Hagner, Bingham "got his walking papers."