My Dad, POTUS
In the spring of 1959, the Women’s National Press Club held a luncheon at the White House honoring children of U.S. Presidents.
Among the attendees were children of Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Photo: Mamie Eisenhower with a group of children of U.S Presidents at the White House. L to R: front row— Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt; Mrs. Helen Taft Manning, daughter of William Howard Taft; Mrs. Marion Cleveland Amen, daughter of Grover Cleveland; Mamie Eisenhower. Back row — John Eisenhower, son of Dwight Eisenhower; John Coolidge, son of Calvin Coolidge; James Roosevelt, son of Franklin D. Roosevelt; Mrs. Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, daughter of Woodrow Wilson; and Richard Folsom Cleveland, son of Grover Cleveland. April 30, 1959.
-from the Eisenhower Library
Charles Lindbergh captured the world’s imagination when he flew non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean by himself. Others had flown the distance as teams, but “Lucky Lindy” was the first pilot to do it alone. It took him 33 1/2 hours, between May 20-21, 1927.
Lindbergh was greeted with a hero’s return when he traveled back to the United States. In Washington D.C., President Coolidge welcomed his ship through the Chesapeake and the Potomac rivers with a grand entourage of warships and aircraft.
At the time, Herbert Hoover was the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. This photo shows Hoover meeting Lindbergh in Washington D.C. after the trans-Atlantic flight.
-from the Hoover Library