Our Presidents

Sep 17

Justine Warren Earl Burger was born on this day, September 17, 1907. 
On May 21, 1969, President Nixon introduced his nominee Warren Earl Burger, for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
-from the Nixon Library 

Justine Warren Earl Burger was born on this day, September 17, 1907.

On May 21, 1969, President Nixon introduced his nominee Warren Earl Burger, for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

-from the Nixon Library 

Sep 16

todaysdocument:

It’s National #HispanicHeritageMonth!
A portrait of revolutionary Latin American leader Simón Bolívar over the mantle in Harry S. Truman’s Oval Office, ca 1946.  (via ourpresidents)

Photograph of the fireplace in the Oval Office of the White House, with a portrait of Simon Bolivar hanging over the mantelpiece, flanked by portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and George Washington., 11/05/1946

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Find more Hispanic Heritage Month resources at the http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ web portal →

todaysdocument:

It’s National #HispanicHeritageMonth!

A portrait of revolutionary Latin American leader Simón Bolívar over the mantle in Harry S. Truman’s Oval Office, ca 1946.  (via ourpresidents)

Photograph of the fireplace in the Oval Office of the White House, with a portrait of Simon Bolivar hanging over the mantelpiece, flanked by portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and George Washington., 11/05/1946

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Find more Hispanic Heritage Month resources at the http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ web portal 

fdrlibrary:

Franklin and Eleanor’s Marriage Certificate, March 17, 1905
Franklin asked his former Groton School headmaster, Rev. Endicott Peabody, to officiate at the wedding, saying “it would not be the same without you.” At the conclusion of the Episcopal ceremony, the official marriage certificate was signed. President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Kermit Roosevelt signed as the witnesses.

fdrlibrary:

Franklin and Eleanor’s Marriage Certificate, March 17, 1905

Franklin asked his former Groton School headmaster, Rev. Endicott Peabody, to officiate at the wedding, saying “it would not be the same without you.” At the conclusion of the Episcopal ceremony, the official marriage certificate was signed. President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Kermit Roosevelt signed as the witnesses.

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archivesfoundation:

Welcome to Roosevelt Week! In conjunction with our Board Vice President Ken Burns’s new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," this week we will be featuring related records from the holdings of the usnatarchives and the fdrlibrary.
Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment under his command, the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as the “Rough Riders,” became heroes after their victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. Shortly after the war ended, Roosevelt was elected as Governor of New York, thanks in large part to his wartime exploits, beginning his long and storied career in high-profile politics. 

Discover more about Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering tonight on pbstv at 8pm EST.
Image: “‘“Teddy’s colts,” at the top of the hill which they captured in the battle of San Juan.’ Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, 1898.”

archivesfoundation:

Welcome to Roosevelt Week! In conjunction with our Board Vice President Ken Burns’s new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," this week we will be featuring related records from the holdings of the usnatarchives and the fdrlibrary.

Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment under his command, the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as the “Rough Riders,” became heroes after their victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. Shortly after the war ended, Roosevelt was elected as Governor of New York, thanks in large part to his wartime exploits, beginning his long and storied career in high-profile politics.

Discover more about Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering tonight on pbstv at 8pm EST.

Image: “‘“Teddy’s colts,” at the top of the hill which they captured in the battle of San Juan.’ Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, 1898.”

(via fdrlibrary)

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Sep 14

On Sept. 14, 1964, Disney received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from LBJ in the East Room of the White House. Other recipients that year included Helen Keller, John Steinbeck, and J. Frank Dobie.
-from the LBJ Library 

On Sept. 14, 1964, Disney received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from LBJ in the East Room of the White House. Other recipients that year included Helen Keller, John Steinbeck, and J. Frank Dobie.

-from the LBJ Library 

September 1963: LBJ visits Scandinavia. Here he is, greeting King Olav V of Norway. 
-from the LBJ Library 

September 1963: LBJ visits Scandinavia. Here he is, greeting King Olav V of Norway. 

-from the LBJ Library 

Sep 13

Dewey Visits White House.  
New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey speaks with unidentified reporters during his visit to the White House.  September 13, 1951.
-from the Truman Library

Dewey Visits White House.  

New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey speaks with unidentified reporters during his visit to the White House.  September 13, 1951.

-from the Truman Library

Sep 12

On September 12, 1960, Senators John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson continued their presidential campaign tour through Texas with a stop right here in Austin.
-from the Johnson Library 

On September 12, 1960, Senators John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson continued their presidential campaign tour through Texas with a stop right here in Austin.

-from the Johnson Library