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Program for State Dinner for Romanian President Ceaușescu

This is an entertainment program for a State Dinner hosted by President Richard M. Nixon in honor of President Nicolae Ceaușescu of the Socialist Republic of Romania and his wife, Elena Ceaușescu, on December 4, 1973. After dinner, guests transitioned to the East Room for a performance of a selection from the "The Barber of Seville" by the Opera Society of Washington. Ceaușescu would return to the White House in April 1978 for a State Visit hosted by President Jimmy Carter. This program is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw the menus for over 250 State Dinners at the White House.
White House Calligraphy Office
Date of Work
December 4, 1973
Courtesy of Henry & Carole Haller and Family