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The Resolute Desk: The Story Behind the Iconic Oval Office Fixture

The Resolute Desk is an icon in American history. Its story illustrates America and Britain’s relationship and its tenure in the White House provides a chronological record of U.S. Presidents.

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The Resolute Desk: The Story Behind the Iconic Oval Office Fixture
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    The Resolute Desk: The Story Behind the Iconic Oval Office Fixture

    The Resolute Desk: The Story Behind the Iconic Oval Office Fixture

    The Resolute Desk is a mainstay feature of the Oval Office. Since its first use in that office by President Kennedy, the desk has become ingrained …

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