100 Years Ago: Who Visited the White House?

For the next “This Day in History” post, I came across this list of White House visitors for January 24th, 1912. A long list of prominent individuals visited President Taft that day, from the Italian Ambassador, to the Secretary of War and many Members of Congress.

White House callers on January 24th, 2012
White House callers on January 24th, 2012

This is the early 20th century version of open government and transparency and it’s really interesting to see this printed in the newspaper.

Here’s a photo of Henry Stimson, Taft’s Secretary of War.

Secretary of War Henry Stimson
Secretary of War Henry Stimson

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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