The following list of presidential pets is not complete, however, as no doubt many a presidential cat or cow passed through without much public notice. Cbsnewyork some of the most popular tenants of the white house have not been presidents but their pets. Even though george washington did not live in the white house, he is also included. President truman did not have a pet in the white house, unless you. The white house houses the executive office of the president, and serves as the presidents residence. Hoover white house pets bellhaven behoover glen, a collie. Initially, the reagan white house was a dogless one, but that didnt last long.
The weird, wacky, little, big, scary, strange animals that have lived in the white house moberg, julia, jeff albrecht studios on. Ronald kessler is the new york times bestselling author of 21 nonfiction books about the trump white house, secret service, fbi, and cia. Collections the white house historical association. Hardings dog laddie boy pets also featured on presidential elections. White house pets by margaret truman and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Presidential appointment books eisenhower presidential. The fords acquired liberty, a golden retriever, as a puppy in the fall of 1974. President barack obama runs with his new pet dog bo, a 6month old male portuguese water dog, on the south lawn at the white house in washington, april 14, 2009. But, with motherhood imminent, we were afraid shed liberty deliver at night, so we moved her inside, and for a short while she slept on the third floor with a trainer.
Letter of notification of presidential records release. President trump breaks 150year tradition of pets in the. The white house historical association is a nonprofit organization, chartered on november 3, 1961, to enhance understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the historic white house. A presidents best friends often have four legs the new. While they never have and never will run for office, hold a press conference, or issue an executive order, more presidential pets have lived in the white house than first family humans. Presidential pets have prowled the white house for. Harvey firestone was the millionaire mogul at the helm of firestone tires. Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency on june 16, 2015. Ilch, owner of bellhaven collie kennels of red bank, n. The photos in this gallery are among the most popular its a look back at some presidential pets. President calvin coolidges wife, grace, cuddles a favorite pet, rebecca the racoon. Polk to not have a presidential pet while in office.
Herbert hoover got a belgian police dog belgian malinois, king tut, during his campaign and pictures of him with his new dog were sent all across the united states in 1944 franklin d. It focuses on the pets that have lived in the white house over the years. Seasons greetings from the white house book 8th edition buy one get one free. Whether providing companionship or humanizing the presidents political image, white house dogs have done the job well. This inside look at the white houses animal residents features a rollicking, rhyming verse for each commanderinchiefs pets, accompanied by cool facts, presidential stats, and laughoutloud cartoon art. The weird, wacky, little, big, scary, strange animals that have lived in the white house by julia moberg is the star example of that second category. My son and i are studying the presidents this summer. Eisenhower presidential appointment books series consists of nearly 23,000 pages which cover the period january 1953 to january 1961. President ford and liberty get locked out of the white house from mrs. Presidential pooches white house historical association.
Pickens glossy mixture of stories and snapshots of white house pets, is the perfect coffeetable book to show that youre a dedicated scholar with a softcuddly side. Bright cartoon illustrations accompany brief trivia about various first pets and the presidents they lived with. United states presidents have often kept pets while in office, or pets have been part of their families. The presidents and their pets pets at the white house. Task force on nonprofits and government, and the white house conference on ephilanthropy. The most memorable presidential pets in recent years have been dogs and cats, but looking back a little further in time turns up some unusual. I have an interest in animals and a love for them so this was an interesting book to read. Since the beginning of the american presidency, dogs have often shared a. The eisenhowers also hosted several musicales during their eight years at the white house. Every president since john adams has occupied the white house, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls. This coloring book introduces children to sixteen white house animals, including washingtons horse, lincolns turkey, and a bevy of presidential pooches. Our business is pleased to offer nearly 1,000 products from our own custom line as well as from over 200 vendors, including completely separate historical institutions such as mount vernon, the white house historical association, and many other great american organizations. Who was the first democrat elected after the civil war. Students will learn that the white house has been home to not only dogs and cats, but farm animals.
As dictated to barbara bush, which is a dogseye view of the white house during the bush administration. White house pets 1953 to present presidential pet musuem. This is a fun book, with not only information about the animals at the white house, but a few interesting facts thrown in as well. He found a baby pygmy hippo roaming around the desolate plains of liberia, and for some reason, decided to keep him probably because of how unfathomably cute he was. With the common reproduction of photographs in newspapers and magazines by the early 20th century, presidential pets had to accept the same scrutiny as their distinguished masters. Your purchase helps support the educational and exhibit programs of the harry s. This rollicking, rhyming look at the animal residents of the white house introduces each set of pets with a funny verse along with cool facts, presidential stats, and laugh out loud cartoon art. Creatures from mice to bears have made a home at the white house and its grounds.
Additionally, there is material related to education, teen pregnancy, school violence, child care, presidential pets, the white house millennium council and related events, save americas treasures, and the white house conference on teenagers. Presidential pets since world war ii the official portrait of the obama family dog, bo, a portuguese water dog, on the south lawn of the white house. A small sampling just from 1957 includes one for the vicepresident and the cabinet on february 4, 1957 at which the performers were members of the district of columbia chapter of the society for the preservation and encouragement of barbershop quartet singing in america, inc. First lady laura bush celebrated the importance of pets to family life at the white house with the 2002 holiday decorations theme, all creatures great and small. The american public has an insatiable appetite for. White house pets white house historical association. Kessler began his career as a journalist in 1964 on the worcester telegram, followed by three years as an investigative reporter and editorial writer with the boston herald. Bush white house, the original fourlegged resident was barney, a scottish terrier. Indeed, some of the more than 400 pets that have lived at 1600 pennsylvania ave. Our first president, george washington, selected the site for the white house in 1791. Apparently, glen did not get along with other dogs at the white house and was given to mrs.
His first book, the art of the deal, is considered a business classic. Bush noted that animals and birds of every description have entertained, befriended, comforted, and worked for presidents. The other was the weimaraner named heidi, who, for a time, lived in the house and roamed the white house grounds at will. As americas 30th president 19231929, calvin coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality amid the material prosperity which many. To make the study fun, we are learning about the presidents pets, their children and what they liked to eat.
Entire books have been written about presidential pets, and presidents are frequently given animals once they reach office though often those animals are regifted. Breaking with tradition, trumps have no plans to get. The first white house dog to receive regular newspaper coverage was warren g. Cora newton, the wife of herbert hoovers secretary, walter newton. It was common to see barney sprinting around the white house grounds. Big, scary, strange animals that have lived in the white house charlesbridge by julia moberg. The perks, pleasures, problems, and pratfalls of the presidents children. Weird white house pets weird white house pets weird white house pets. Throughout americas history, the presidential menagerie has included an array of creatures both big and small, ordinary and absurd. The white house was completed in the year 1800, was called the presidents house, and was set on fire in 1814. The residents of the white house include not only presidents and their families, but also their pets. The cornerstone was laid in 1792 and a competition design submitted. While there have been notable pets in the white house for generations, millie was the first modern white house dog, said pickens. In the fall of 1998, first lady hillary clinton published the book, dear socks.
The first familys pets the herbert hoover presidential. Bush became president in 2001, eight years after his father, president george h. President barack obama, 20092017 bo, portuguese water dog sunny, also a portuguese water dog. The politics of pets in the white house volume 45 issue 3 forrest. Bo, the obamas dog, sits in the grass at the white house. Two first ladies have also written books related to white house pets. Which president served as a lieutenant colonel in the spanishamerican war. The first section is made of loose leaf binders carbon copies of the presidents appointments covering the period from 1953 through 1961 in. Interest in presidential pets has risen with the importance, power, and prestige of the american presidency. Pets at the white house provides a spectacular view into one of the most historic homes in the world and all of its fourlegged, beaked, and pawed inhabitants from ponies, puppies, and cats to parakeets, sheep, and even an alligator.
Bush, 20012009 miss beazley, scottish terrier spot, english springer spaniel, offspring of millie. Kennedy spends some time at the white house with his children, caroline and john jr. Books about betty ford center other white house pets printed autographs digital library. If youre looking to learn more about the past presidents who have led our country, youre in the right place. Informational nonfiction, 146 words, level f grade 1, lexile 370l. Presidential pets animals that have lived at the white house. First lady barbara bush helped her springer spaniel, millie, to write millies book. Eisenhower were in the white house they had only two pets in residence there. Pets at the white house coloring book the white house. Top dogs at the white house white house historical.154 1449 118 421 249 1457 988 1547 929 1121 25 1150 1184 1035 1139 361 138 1209 1485 1639 773 1014 682 73 11 1166 1162 1395 239 11 1354 1008 1492 466 1474 599 769 995 643 1393 1234 1487 1004 142 13 519 372