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The Oval Office in 2009, with President Barack Obama looking out of the Oval Office bay window across the South Lawn.
President Barack Obama confers with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Oval Office, January 27, 2009.
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The Oval Office in 1999, during the administration of Bill Clinton.
^ I visited the Clinton Oval Office in 1999.
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^ AM, February 05, 2009   The Oval office was well fumigated eight years ago after the Clintons' left- as I recall with everything that wasn't attached.

^ "The Oval office was well fumigated eight years ago after the Clintons' left- as I recall with everything that wasn't attached.

President Clinton's office was designed by Arkansan Kaki Hockersmith, who used a vibrant color palette of cream, gold, crimson and sapphire blue.
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The Oval Office in 1988, during the administration of Ronald Reagan.
^ The Obama administration is going to be sophisticated and confident and needs an Oval Office that reflects this.
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^ During the first two minutes of being alone in the Oval Office, the new messiah promptly peed his pants.
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^ As Taegan Goddard writes, "It was a rule during the Bush administration that no one ever enter the Oval Office without a jacket."
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The drapery originated in the administration of Gerald Ford. .President Reagan continued to use the Resolute desk that President Jimmy Carter had returned to the office in his administration.^ The current desk in the Oval Office is the Resolute Desk.
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^ Beginning with Kennedy, most presidents have used the historic Resolute desk, which was crafted from the timbers of the retired British ship HMS Resolute and presented as a gift of peace from Queen Victoria in 1880.
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^ I know the Carter Library has a smaller rug than the real one and the Resolute Desk is a reproduction (as well as the one President Carter uses in his private office at the Carter Center).
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First Lady Nancy Reagan contributed to the design of President Reagan's Oval Office rug and the placement of furniture.
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The first Oval Office, designed by Nathan C. Wyeth for President William Howard Taft in 1909, was nearly identical in proportion to the current office.
^ Design a rug for the Oval Office.
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^ The current desk in the Oval Office is the Resolute Desk.
  • Top Designers Redecorate the Oval Office : Sophie Dawson | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Two additional doors are sited on the north side of the Oval Office, both of which are designed to blend into the walls: the northwest door opens onto the main hallway of the West Wing, and the northeast door opens to the president’s secretary’s office.
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It was destroyed by fire in 1929.
Exterior of the Oval Office as viewed from the South Lawn
An early color photograph of the Oval Office during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Oval Office floor, replaced during the administration of George W. Bush.
^ President Bush finds him hilarious , and in fact, he is technically sort of responsible for one of the funniest Oval Office gags since Agnew replaced Nixon's hair oil with shoe polish.
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^ Instructions You’re mr. Bush and you’re daydreaming in the oval office.
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^ "Didn't she pollute the Oval Office while her idol Bush was in there?

Based on a 1933 design by Eric Gugler, the 2005 installation is arranged in a contrasting cross pattern of quarter sawn oak and walnut. Most of the floor is usually covered with an oval rug.
Plaster ceiling medallion installed in 1934 includes elements of the Seal of the President of the United States.
.The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States.^ Although today we recognize the Oval Office as the president’s office space within the White House, the Oval Office was not built as a part of the original mansion.
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^ Though each version of the Oval Office rug features the presidential seal at the center, presidents are free to redesign the colors and other elements embedded in the rug’s design.
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^ Symbolizing the Presidency: Life in the Oval Office.” 11 March 2009.
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.Created in 1909 as part of an overall expansion of the West Wing of the White House during the administration of William Howard Taft, the office was inspired by the elliptical Blue Room.^ Popular images of the Oval Office fed to us through news media and TV shows such as “The West Wing” and “24” often portray the space as if it were disconnected from the rest of the White House, a room all to itself.
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^ White House furnishings, including those in the Oval Office, are almost always traditionally styled.
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^ So Roosevelt built a new Oval Office in the southeast corner of the West Wing—an area that had previously been reserved for hanging wet laundry.
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.The room features three large south-facing windows behind the president's desk and a fireplace at the north end of the room.^ The president’s desk sits before the three large south-facing windows, and a fireplace serves as a focal point at the opposite end of the room.
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^ The new location not only provided more natural sunlight from windows facing east and south, but also offered the president convenient access to staff members and a more direct route to the residence.
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^ I cannot imagine what a new president must feel when he sits behind his desk for the first time.
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.Presidents generally change the office to suit their personal taste, choosing new furniture, new drapery, and designing their own oval-shaped carpet to take up most of the floor.^ The Oval Office is traditionally redecorated to reflect each president’s personal tastes and attitudes.
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^ To personalize this space most presidents choose furniture, artwork, and sculpture from the historic collection.
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^ New president...new look in the oval office plz .
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.Paintings are selected from the White House’s own collection, or borrowed from other museums for the President’s term in office.^ White House furnishings, including those in the Oval Office, are almost always traditionally styled.
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^ Although today we recognize the Oval Office as the president’s office space within the White House, the Oval Office was not built as a part of the original mansion.
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^ Though each version of the Oval Office rug features the presidential seal at the center, presidents are free to redesign the colors and other elements embedded in the rug’s design.
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.The Oval Office has four doors: the east door opens to the Rose Garden; the west door leads to a private smaller study and dining room; the northwest door opens onto the main corridor of the West Wing; and the northeast door opens to the office of the president's secretary.^ A series of atrium-style doors on the east side of the room leads outside to the Rose Garden, and the opposite door leads to a private smaller study and dining room for the president’s personal use.
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^ Two additional doors are sited on the north side of the Oval Office, both of which are designed to blend into the walls: the northwest door opens onto the main hallway of the West Wing, and the northeast door opens to the president’s secretary’s office.
  • The Oval Office: The World’s Most Famous Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

^ Popular images of the Oval Office fed to us through news media and TV shows such as “The West Wing” and “24” often portray the space as if it were disconnected from the rest of the White House, a room all to itself.
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Architecture and furnishings

.Though architect James Hoban's original design for the White House included oval rooms, the idea of an oval office did not come about until planning for the West Wing expansion in 1909. A conception of Theodore Roosevelt, brought out by his wife's idea that the shared space between bedrooms and offices of the White House should be separate.^ As far as negotiating drug prices, I linked to a NYT article about the 'deal' with the white house & drug mfrs yesterday.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Just hours after President Bush and President-elect Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House, details of their confidential conversation began leaking out to the press, igniting anger from the president.
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^ Meanwhile, are you coming back east or did you change your plans?
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Further, Roosevelt chose the site at least for reasons to demolish a set of greenhouses that were constructed by President Buchanan.[1] An oval interior space is a Baroque concept that was adapted by Neoclassicism. Oval rooms became popular in eighteenth century neoclassical architecture, and it is considered likely that Hoban was influenced by the elliptical chamber at Castle Coole in County Fermanagh, Ireland..January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] That room has identical dimensions, and includes the two recessed niches found in Hoban's original design for the Blue Room.^ Do you think the White House should continue to furnish its rooms with historic pieces and traditional designs?
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^ With one end of the room already round, Taft insisted that the room be rebuilt to a full oval to mimic the White House’s existing Blue Room.
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^ Although today we recognize the Oval Office as the president’s office space within the White House, the Oval Office was not built as a part of the original mansion.
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.The "elliptic salon"—in the form of the Blue Room and Yellow Oval Room—was the outstanding feature of James Hoban's original plan of the White House.^ Popular images of the Oval Office fed to us through news media and TV shows such as “The West Wing” and “24” often portray the space as if it were disconnected from the rest of the White House, a room all to itself.
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^ White House furnishings, including those in the Oval Office, are almost always traditionally styled.
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^ Do you think the White House should continue to furnish its rooms with historic pieces and traditional designs?
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.At the temporary "President's House" in Philadelphia, George Washington had two rooms each modified with an apsidal bowed end, which were used for hosting the formal receptions called levees.^ In fact, George Washington enjoyed entertaining in the two oval rooms of his Philadelphia home, which allowed guests to circulate around him easily and equally.
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^ In front of the fireplace are two Martha Washington chairs, which provide the primary seating when the president meets with another foreign leader or other dignitary.
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^ Most presidents worked in the rooms of the White House residence, most often in the room now referred to as the Lincoln Bedroom.
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.As his guests formed a circle around him, Washington could stand in the center with everyone an equal distance from the president.^ In fact, George Washington enjoyed entertaining in the two oval rooms of his Philadelphia home, which allowed guests to circulate around him easily and equally.
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The apsidal end of a room was a traditional site of honor, for a host, a potentate, or the magistrate in a basilica.
.The president's working office moved from the main residence to the newly constructed West Wing in 1902. At first the president had a rectangular office in the West Wing located just west of the present Cabinet Room.^ Popular images of the Oval Office fed to us through news media and TV shows such as “The West Wing” and “24” often portray the space as if it were disconnected from the rest of the White House, a room all to itself.
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^ Two additional doors are sited on the north side of the Oval Office, both of which are designed to blend into the walls: the northwest door opens onto the main hallway of the West Wing, and the northeast door opens to the president’s secretary’s office.
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^ Immigration Interview The President and His Cabinet the positions and functions of the American presidency and executive office By The Outlaw   |  Published 5/29/2006 More topics: Executive Branch .

.The first Oval Office in the West Wing was designed by Nathan C. Wyeth and constructed in 1909, during the administration of Taft.^ Design a rug for the Oval Office.
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^ Popular images of the Oval Office fed to us through news media and TV shows such as “The West Wing” and “24” often portray the space as if it were disconnected from the rest of the White House, a room all to itself.
  • The Oval Office: The World’s Most Famous Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

^ Two additional doors are sited on the north side of the Oval Office, both of which are designed to blend into the walls: the northwest door opens onto the main hallway of the West Wing, and the northeast door opens to the president’s secretary’s office.
  • The Oval Office: The World’s Most Famous Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

.That office was centered east to west on the south side of the West Wing, much as the oval rooms in the White House residence are.^ Popular images of the Oval Office fed to us through news media and TV shows such as “The West Wing” and “24” often portray the space as if it were disconnected from the rest of the White House, a room all to itself.
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^ Two additional doors are sited on the north side of the Oval Office, both of which are designed to blend into the walls: the northwest door opens onto the main hallway of the West Wing, and the northeast door opens to the president’s secretary’s office.
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^ White House furnishings, including those in the Oval Office, are almost always traditionally styled.
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.President Taft intended the Oval Office to be the center of his administration.^ In better times for the President he might be right in thinking that it's too early to deploy the ultimate bully pulpit -- the Oval Office.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ New president...new look in the oval office plz .
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^ Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President Craig Crawford's Trail Mix .
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.By locating it in the center of the West Wing, he could be more involved with the day-to-day operation of his presidency.^ Taft intended to be the center of his administration, and by creating the Oval Office in the center of the West Wing, he was more involved with the day-to-day operation of his presidency than were his recent predecessors.” .
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^ In reality the Oval Office is located on the first floor of the West Wing and contains four doors that connect it to other areas.
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.The Taft Oval Office had simple Georgian Revival trim, and was likely the most colorful in history; the walls were covered in a vibrant green seagrass.^ It was William Taft who first conceived of an oval-shaped office, and Taft’s Oval Office was a completely different room from the office President Obama works in today.
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^ When Franklin Roosevelt became president twenty years after Taft left office, he detested the central location of the Oval Office because it lacked windows and privacy.
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^ Another key feature of the Oval Office that most presidents choose to change is the rug.
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.A post card from late in 1909 shown on the right shows Taft's Oval Office.^ In better times for the President he might be right in thinking that it's too early to deploy the ultimate bully pulpit -- the Oval Office.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ It was William Taft who first conceived of an oval-shaped office, and Taft’s Oval Office was a completely different room from the office President Obama works in today.
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^ When Franklin Roosevelt became president twenty years after Taft left office, he detested the central location of the Oval Office because it lacked windows and privacy.
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.On December 24, 1929, during the Herbert Hoover administration, a fire damaged the West Wing, requiring substantial rebuilding.^ Taft intended to be the center of his administration, and by creating the Oval Office in the center of the West Wing, he was more involved with the day-to-day operation of his presidency than were his recent predecessors.” .
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.President Hoover rebuilt the Oval Office in the same location, upgrading the quality of trim and having the first air conditioning installed.^ Though each version of the Oval Office rug features the presidential seal at the center, presidents are free to redesign the colors and other elements embedded in the rug’s design.
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^ Symbolizing the Presidency: Life in the Oval Office.” 11 March 2009.
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^ If you were president, would you redesign the Oval Office?
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.Dissatisfied with the size and layout of the West Wing, President Franklin D. Roosevelt engaged a staff architect, Eric Gugler, to redesign the West Wing with the Oval Office placed in the southeast corner, offering more privacy and easier access to the residence.^ If you were president, would you redesign the Oval Office?
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^ So Roosevelt built a new Oval Office in the southeast corner of the West Wing—an area that had previously been reserved for hanging wet laundry.
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^ Roosevelt’s West Wing office bore no resemblance to today’s Oval Office however.
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.President Roosevelt worked closely with Eric Gugler and devised a room architecturally grander than the previous two rooms, with more robust Georgian details: doors topped with substantial pediment hoods, bookcases set into niches, a deep bracketed crown molding, and a ceiling medallion of the presidential seal.^ The ornate ceiling and other architectural details, such as the wood-paneled walls, decorative pediments over the doors, and three bookcases built into niches, reflect neoclassical and Georgian influences.
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^ The ceiling reaches eighteen feet and six inches at its highest point and is graced with a medallion of the presidential seal in the center and detailed dentil molding along its perimeter.
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^ Real work happens in the Oval Office, and Obama’s photograph signals to the world that he plans to use the room for much more than ceremony.
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In small ways hints of Art Moderne can be seen, especially in the representation of the eagle in the ceiling medallion. .Roosevelt and Gugler worked closely together, often over breakfast, with Gugler sketching the president's ideas.^ Not often you get to see the president of the USA up close, in person for a good half-hour or so.

^ Most presidents worked in the rooms of the White House residence, most often in the room now referred to as the Lincoln Bedroom.
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.One notion resulting from these sketches that has become fixed in the layout of the room's furniture, is that of two high back chairs in front of the fireplace.^ In front of the fireplace are two Martha Washington chairs, which provide the primary seating when the president meets with another foreign leader or other dignitary.
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.The public sees this most often with the president seated on the left, and a visiting head of state on the right.^ One constant that no president changes, however, is the placement of the flags—the presidential flag always stands to the president’s left, while the United States flag always stands to the president’s right.
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^ Not often you get to see the president of the USA up close, in person for a good half-hour or so.

^ Most presidents worked in the rooms of the White House residence, most often in the room now referred to as the Lincoln Bedroom.
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This allowed President Roosevelt to be seated, with his guests at the same level, deemphasizing his inability to stand on his own accord.
.The desk used by many presidents in the Oval Office is a large partners' desk called the Resolute desk, so named because it was built from the timbers of the British frigate HMS Resolute.^ Oval President Bush Just Kidding Around President Bush says the individual in the Oval Office is not that important.

^ Bill Richardson Contents of Letter Former President Bush Left in Oval Office for President Obama Wondering what Former President Bush wrote in his letter he left in the Oval Office on January 20, 2009 for President Obama?

^ Bush sat in the Oval Office have as many Americans realized the country is headed in the wrong direction?

.The desk was a gift of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880. Most recent presidents have hung a portrait of George Washington over the mantel on the north end of the room.^ Henry Ian Cusick The President of the United States Dissected The President of the United States is repeatedly given the title of the world's most powerful man.

^ Green Knight What Really Happens to the President When He Leaves Office Being President of the United States, and in reality the free world, is a major responsibility that most individuals will not have to endure.

A tradition of displaying potted Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus) atop the mantel goes back to the Kennedy administration, and the current plants were rooted from the original plant. A series of bronze sculptures of horses and Western themes by Frederic Remington are often displayed in the room. A large case clock, commonly called a grandfather clock, built in Boston by John and Thomas Seymour, c. 1795-1805, stands in the northeast portion of the room.
.A tradition evolved in the latter part of the twentieth century of each new administration redecorating the office to the President's liking.^ New president...new look in the oval office plz .
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^ But beyond the ability of any president-elect's team are the personal feelings that lame-duck administrations have for the new crowd, and vice-versa.
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^ Thanks to everyone who is now working towards a more perfect union along with our new President and his administration.
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A new administration usually selects an oval carpet, new drapery, the paintings on the walls, and some furniture. .Most incoming presidents continue using the rug of their predecessor until their new one is installed.^ I am not one to look backward except for lessons learned - and President Obama seems to have brought a new perspective with lessons learned to Washington.
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The retired carpet very often is then moved to the presidential library of the president for whom it was made. .The redecoration of the Oval Office is usually coordinated by the First Lady's office in the East Wing, working with an interior designer and the White House Curator.^ Just hours after President Bush and President-elect Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House, details of their confidential conversation began leaking out to the press, igniting anger from the president.
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^ The First Lady came into the Oval Office at 9:10 AM. We will release a picture shortly.
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^ January 21, 2009 Categories: White House Alone in the Oval Office I'm not going to be posting most White House press releases, but here's the first: At 8:35 AM, the President arrived in the Oval Office and spent 10 minutes alone in the office.
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Art may be selected from the White House collection, or may be borrowed for the length of an administration. President Clinton borrowed a bronze sculpture of The Thinker by Auguste Rodin from a museum. .President George W. Bush borrowed two oil paintings, A Charge to Keep by W.H.D. Koerner (owned by Bush), and Rio Grande by Tom Lea (on loan from the El Paso Museum of Art).^ Election Results What Can President Bush Realistically Accomplish in His Last Two Years?

^ Your president is not a muslim and Bush was never sensitive to anyone's needs but his own.
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^ By Gary "The G-Man" Toms   |  Published 10/4/2008 More topics: President George W. Bush .

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.Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, these paintings have been removed to be replaced by the American impressionist Childe Hassam's painting The Avenue in the Rain and Norman Rockwell's Statue of Liberty.^ The President's health agenda needs a boost, and the nationally televised prime-time address from his Oval Office desk is about all that's left in Barack Obama's public relations tool box.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Satirical Binyamin Netanyahu Meets a Hostile Barack Obama Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel met in the Oval office with President Barack Obama to hear the President's demands for what Israel must do and, more importantly, must not do in the Middle East.

^ "However ambitious President Barack Obama's domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

.President Obama has not, as yet, changed the Oval Office dramatically.^ The President's health agenda needs a boost, and the nationally televised prime-time address from his Oval Office desk is about all that's left in Barack Obama's public relations tool box.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ One more thing, if you had actually taken the time to look at some of the 1st pictures taken: President Obama is GASP - wearing his suit jacket in the Oval Office.
  • Obama Breaks Bush Jacket Rule In Oval Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The note was directions to Mecca for President Barack Saddam Hussein Obama to face in the Oval Office 5 times a day.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Alone in the Oval Office - Politico.com 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Three subtle changes are the addition of a hand-carved wooden sculpture obtained by him on a 2006 trip to his ancestral home of Kenya. The figurine shows an egg placed gently into a human hand, symbolizing the fragility of power. .He has also replaced the Laura Bush-inspired floral decorations with a bowl of wax apples and has replaced the decorative plates on the oval office bookshelves with books.^ Oval President Bush Just Kidding Around President Bush says the individual in the Oval Office is not that important.

^ "Didn't she pollute the Oval Office while her idol Bush was in there?

^ Bill Richardson Contents of Letter Former President Bush Left in Oval Office for President Obama Wondering what Former President Bush wrote in his letter he left in the Oval Office on January 20, 2009 for President Obama?

.It has been confirmed that some changes will happen to the Oval Office decor; during a meeting with military officials during the first week of the Presidency, Obama surveyed his new environs with a critical eye.^ New president...new look in the oval office plz .
  • Obama Likes Bush's Decor In The Oval Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I will never forget, as some of us were led into the Oval Office for Ford's first ceremonial duties, how healthy he looked compared to Nixon's tortured visage in his last hours.
  • Oval Office Handover Spats, Grudges (& the Occasional Pleasantry) - The World Newser 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama is so sensitive, in fact, that he called the New York Times from the Oval Office to clarify his previous answer to the question as to whether or not he is a socialist.

"He looked around," said one of his guests, retired Rear Adm. John D. Hutson, "and said, 'I’ve got to do something about these plates. I’m not really a plates kind of guy.'"[3]

History

The Oval Office has become associated in Americans' minds with the presidency itself through memorable images, such as a young John F. Kennedy, Jr. peering through the front panel of his father's desk, Richard Nixon speaking by telephone with the Apollo 11 astronauts after their successful voyage, and Amy Carter bringing her Siamese cat Misty Malarky Ying Yang to brighten President Jimmy Carter's day. .Use of the Oval Office for television broadcasts is rare and reserved for occasions with a sense of gravity, as when a young President Kennedy presented news of the Cuban missile crisis, or President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster or President George W. Bush addressing the nation the evening of September 11, 2001.^ The President's health agenda needs a boost, and the nationally televised prime-time address from his Oval Office desk is about all that's left in Barack Obama's public relations tool box.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ As Taegan Goddard writes, "It was a rule during the Bush administration that no one ever enter the Oval Office without a jacket."
  • Obama Breaks Bush Jacket Rule In Oval Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following the release of the Oval Office photograph from Obama's first day, many observers have noted a distinct change from the Bush years: the new president is not wearing his jacket.
  • Obama Breaks Bush Jacket Rule In Oval Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Oval Office carpet

.The carpet of the oval office bears the Seal of the President.^ Oval President Bush Just Kidding Around President Bush says the individual in the Oval Office is not that important.

^ In better times for the President he might be right in thinking that it's too early to deploy the ultimate bully pulpit -- the Oval Office.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Tucked away in the depths of the many presidential powers that come with the oval office is a power that allows the President to write his own interpretation of any bill that he signs into law.

.President Truman's oval carpet was the first to incorporate the presidential seal.^ Tucked away in the depths of the many presidential powers that come with the oval office is a power that allows the President to write his own interpretation of any bill that he signs into law.

^ Oval Cleveland Claims to Have Largest Presidential Penis Former United States president Grover Cleveland alleges that he holds the phallic record for the Oval Office.

^ President Barack Obama laid out a string of executive orders during his first day at the Oval Office, and elsewhere.

In Truman's carpet the seal was represented monochromatically through varying depths of the cut pile. His carpet was used in the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. .In recent years most administrations have created their own rug working with an interior designer and the Curator of the White House.^ I'm not going to be posting most White House press releases, but here's the first: .
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Alone in the Oval Office - Politico.com 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead of asking about areas where progress is being made, or what the president thinks is working, he asks if he is comfortable in the White House.
  • Oval Office Interview - The World Newser 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: General]

However, President Barack Obama has so far opted to keep the carpet originally chosen by George W. Bush in 2001.[4]

Design and materials

.Since the present Oval Office's construction in 1934 during the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt the room has remained mostly unchanged architecturally.^ Yes, Hillary Clinton must win the Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania primaries in order to remain a serious contender for the Oval Office.

^ The Obama administration is going to be sophisticated and confident and needs an Oval Office that reflects this.
  • Top Designers Redecorate the Oval Office : Sophie Dawson | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ As Taegan Goddard writes, "It was a rule during the Bush administration that no one ever enter the Oval Office without a jacket."
  • Obama Breaks Bush Jacket Rule In Oval Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.More than any president, FDR left an impression on the room and its use.^ Will Obama be a more or less successful president than W? A little too early to say, I think.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Alone in the Oval Office - Politico.com 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The United States president has more power and influence than anyone on earth.

^ Stoned Why I'll Miss Gerald Ford As a teenager, I thought of President Ford as a caretaker President, but he was much more than that.

Doors and window frames have been modified slightly. A screen door on the east wall was removed after the installation of air conditioning. During the Cold War, window panes were outfitted with small vibrators when it was learned that the Soviets had developed a means of reading the effect of voice sound waves on glass panes. President Lyndon B. Johnson's row of wire service teletype machines on the southeast wall required cutting plaster and flooring to accommodate wiring. The Georgian style plaster ornament has been cleaned to remove accumulated paint, and a series of electrified wall sconces have come and gone.
.Though some presidents have chosen to do day-to-day work in a smaller study just west of the Oval Office, most use the actual Oval Office for work and meetings.^ The Oval Office represents ALL AMERICANS and he just said he doesn't need Republicans on board.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ In better times for the President he might be right in thinking that it's too early to deploy the ultimate bully pulpit -- the Oval Office.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Just hours after President Bush and President-elect Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House, details of their confidential conversation began leaking out to the press, igniting anger from the president.
  • Oval Office Handover Spats, Grudges (& the Occasional Pleasantry) - The World Newser 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: General]

Traffic from the large numbers of staff, visitors, and pets over time takes its toll. .There have been four sets of flooring in the Oval Office.^ The Oval Office address offers that opportunity and, if it rallies demonstrable support, sends a clear signal to lawmakers that there are political risks in opposing him.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Two of the four occupied the Oval Office after their Electoral College defeat.

The original floor was made of cork installed over soft wood; however, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was an avid golfer and damaged the floor with his golf spikes. President Johnson had the floor replaced in the mid-1960s with wood-grain linoleum. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan had the floor replaced with white pine and oak in a cross parquet pattern similar in design to Eric Gugler's 1933 sketch, which had never been installed. .In August 2005, the floor was replaced again under President George W. Bush, in nearly the same pattern as the Reagan floor, but replacing the soft white pine with walnut.^ Customer Service Jobs Top 10 George Bush Quotes Just because someone's President doesn't mean he has to be the sharpest tool in the shed.

^ It was started in 1988, when Reagan left a letter for the President Bush, his former vice-president.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Alone in the Oval Office - Politico.com 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ By Gary "The G-Man" Toms   |  Published 10/4/2008 More topics: President George W. Bush .

.In the late 1980s a comprehensive assessment of the entire house, including the Oval Office, was made as part of the National Park Service's Historic American Building Survey (HABS).^ The Oval Office represents ALL AMERICANS and he just said he doesn't need Republicans on board.
  • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ When Barack Obama moves into the White House, one of his jobs will be to redecorate the Oval Office.
  • Top Designers Redecorate the Oval Office : Sophie Dawson | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

Detailed photographs and measured drawings were made documenting the interior and exterior and showing even slight imperfections. A checklist of materials and methods was generated for future conservation and restoration.

Dimensions

Dimensions
Dimension US SI
Major axis (north-south) 35' 10" 10.9 m
Minor axis (east-west) 29' 8.8 m
Height 18' 6" 5.6 m
Line of rise (the point at which the ceiling starts to arch) 16' 7" 5.0 m
Approximate Oval Circumference 102' 5" 31.2 m
Approximate Area 816.2 sq ft 75.8 sq m
The ratio of the major axis to the minor axis is 10.9/8.8 (i.e. about 1.24).

See also

  • 10 Downing Street - Official Residence and Office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Langevin Block - Canadian Prime Minister's Office and Privy Council

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home" - CSPAN Documentary
  2. ^ "Mrs. Bush's Remarks for 100th Anniversary of the West Wing Symposium". - White House Historical Association. - November 13, 2002. - | Light from the Sky: A Tom Lea Retrospective, 1907–2001. - Mid-America Arts Alliance. - (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document). - Retrieved: 2008-07-05
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/us/politics/29whitehouse.html?_r=1&hp
  4. ^ Photograph in http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8235356.stm, August 2009

Further reading

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  • Portions of this article are based on public domain text from the White House.
  • The White House: An Historic Guide. White House Historical Association and the National Geographic Society: 2001. ISBN 0-912308-79-6.
  • Abbott James A., and Elaine M. Rice.^ As far as negotiating drug prices, I linked to a NYT article about the 'deal' with the white house & drug mfrs yesterday.
    • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I now don't believe any crap coming from this White House until they make public the details on all of the "behind-the-scenes" deals that they have made.
    • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was appalled when reading the August 5th New York Times article "White House Affirms Deal on Drug Cost."
    • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    .Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration. Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1998. ISBN 0-442-02532-7.
  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham.^ By Eric Fleming   |  Published 2/25/2007 More topics: Hillary Rodham Clinton .

    ^ The U.S. is the world’s most progressive country, and the White House design should follow this lead.
    • Top Designers Redecorate the Oval Office : Sophie Dawson | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she thinks the Chinese "are breathing a little easier" about the health of the U.S. financial system.
    • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    .An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History. Simon & Schuster: 2000. ISBN 0-684-85799-5.
  • Monkman, Betty C. The White House: The Historic Furnishing & First Families. Abbeville Press: 2000. ISBN 0-7892-0624-2.
  • Ryan, William and Desmond Guinness.^ January 21, 2009 Categories: White House Alone in the Oval Office I'm not going to be posting most White House press releases, but here's the first: At 8:35 AM, the President arrived in the Oval Office and spent 10 minutes alone in the office.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Alone in the Oval Office - Politico.com 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm not going to be posting most White House press releases, but here's the first: .
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Alone in the Oval Office - Politico.com 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ January 20 Pay Freeze for White House Salaries Marks Obama's First Day in the Oval Office On Obama's First Day in office, he took the steps to issue a pay freeze.

    The White House: An Architectural History. McGraw Hill Book Company: 1980. ISBN 0-07-054352-6.
  • Seale, William. .The President's House. White House Historical Association and the National Geographic Society: 1986. ISBN 0-912308-28-1.
  • Seale, William, The White House: The History of an American Idea. White House Historical Association: 1992, 2001. ISBN 0-912308-85-0.
  • West, J.B. with Mary Lynn Kotz.^ Presidential History Theodore Roosevelt : A Real American Idol Theodore Roosevelt was indeed one of the greatest Presidents to ever take the oath of office here in the United States.

    ^ Better Idea - Hey Mr President - Looks like you got good ears - Use them at start to listen to the American People!
    • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By Mary Zeiher   |  Published 1/31/2009 More topics: White House .

    Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: 1973. SBN 698-10546-X.

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Oval Office view from above; President George W. Bush hosts a meeting in the Oval Office decorated with the new presidential rug on December 20, 2001.
.The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States.^ The Oval Office is a dramatic piece of music celebrating the office of the President of the United States.

^ U.S. presidency: the power and authority of the president of the United States .
  • Oval Office definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC encarta.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ Bush, features the comedian mercilessly laying in to the former president, who left the Oval Office less than three weeks ago.
  • Oval Office | Metro.co.uk 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC search.metro.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Located in the West Wing of the White House, the oval-shaped office features three large south-facing windows behind the president's desk and a fireplace at the north end of the room.^ It is a replica of the one they made for his Oval Office in the White House."
  • The Oval Office: Oval Office rug replica 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC whitehousemuseum.org [Source type: General]

^ The current desk in the Oval Office is the Resolute Desk.
  • Top Designers Redecorate the Oval Office : Sophie Dawson | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ The president’s desk sits before the three large south-facing windows, and a fireplace serves as a focal point at the opposite end of the room.
  • The Oval Office: The World’s Most Famous Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

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  • "I always jest to people, the Oval Office is the kind of place where people can stand outside, they're getting ready to come in and tell me what for, and they walk in and get overwhelmed by the atmosphere.^ As it stands, the Oval Office is a bit of a dud.
    • Top Designers Redecorate the Oval Office : Sophie Dawson | Vanity Fair 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I want people to understand what it was like to sit in the Oval Office and have them come in and say we have captured Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept.attacks, the alleged killer of a guy named Danny Pearl because he was simply...
    • Oval Office | Metro.co.uk 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC search.metro.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart," Obama said in a statement after the meeting in a garden outside the Oval Office .
    • Oval Office | Metro.co.uk 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC search.metro.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .And they say, 'Man, you're looking pretty.'"^ Keidas Says: May 3rd, 2007 at 2:10 pm Glad to see you’re reading the comments.
    • Kloonigames » Blog Archive » Daydreaming in the Oval Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.kloonigames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Perhaps they know what is in their own best interest better than you do--I'm just saying------- .
    • CQ Politics | Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - It's Oval-Office Time, Mr. President 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC blogs.cqpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The gameplay is pretty Cacodemon and Druid Soccer, but without the fun But playing games when you’re drunk is one of the lives greater joys.
    • Kloonigames » Blog Archive » Daydreaming in the Oval Office 18 September 2009 8:37 UTC www.kloonigames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    George W. Bush
Washington, D.C., November 4, 2004

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  1. The official office of the President of the United States, located in the West Wing of the White House.

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The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States currently that is Barack Obama. The office is located in the West Wing of the White House and it was first used by President Taft. It was built in 1909.



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