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The Working White House: The Eisenhowers and Staff

The Working White House: The Eisenhowers and Staff

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Edward Clark, reprinted with permission of National Geographic Society

The Working White House: The Eisenhowers and Staff

The Eisenhowers and staff exchange farewells, 1961. On their final day in the White House, January 20, 1961, President and Mrs. Eisenhower exchange farewells with members of the staff. Lillian Rogers Parks, who retired just before the Eisenhowers left, observed, “When the old family goes out, you felt lost for just that flash. And then at 12 o’clock, when the other family comes in, you took on a new perspective. You just had to turn over; you had to forget those folks and start over.”

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