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Italy in the White House: Italian President Giovanni Leone Arrives at the White House

Italy in the White House: Italian President Giovanni Leone Arrives at the White House

Date of Work
September 25, 1974
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum/National Archives and Records Administration

Italy in the White House: Italian President Giovanni Leone Arrives at the White House

On September 25, 1974, President Giovanni Leone and Mrs. Vittoria Leone of Italy arrived at the White House on an official state visit. They were greeted below the South Portico by President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford. During the visit, President Ford announced tentative plans to visit Italy. Before the formal state dinner, President Leone and his wife visited the National Gallery of Art, viewing Venetian drawings on display, as well as the permanent collection of Italian art.

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