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The Resolute Desk

The Resolute Desk

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Library of Congress

The Resolute Desk

Created 1885-1889.

President Cleveland used the Resolute desk, given to President Hayes by Queen Victoria, in his office in the second-floor oval room. President and Mrs. Cleveland lived in a private residence in Washington, nicknamed Red Top, and viewed the White House as primarily a place of work. In the social season, however, they lived in the White House.

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