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The Working White House: Preston Bruce - Photo 1

The Working White House: Preston Bruce - Photo 1

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Preston Bruce, Jr., and Elaine Bruce Pryor

The Working White House: Preston Bruce - Photo 1

Preston Bruce, c. 1970. Bruce, the son of a sharecropper and barber from South Carolina, served as a White House doorman from 1953 to 1976. Expert at smoothly facilitating the seating process at state dinners, Bruce designed the “Bruce Table,” featuring a slanted top at just the right height for arranging and distributing guests’ place cards.

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