Franklin roosevelt requested the addition of a door with the. Johnson selected another desk for his office it was lent to a kennedy library traveling exhibition 1964 1965 and then to the smithsonian institution for exhibition 1966 1977.
Many presidents have used the resolute desk in the oval office or the their study in the residence.
Name of president s desk in oval office. The first oval office was constructed in 1909 rebuilt. It was made from the timbers of hms resolute an abandoned british ship discovered by an american vessel and returned to the queen of england as a token of friendship and goodwill when the ship was retired queen victoria commissioned the desk from william evenden royal. After president lyndon b.
Authentic handmade resolute desk from the oval office. Roosevelt the most prominent details on this. Incoming president bill clinton who took office in 1993 did not share h w.
Presidents have conducted business in the oval office since it was first constructed in 1909 but in all that time only six desks have been used. In 1989 the desk was moved to the residence offices per the request of president george bush only to be returned to the oval office by president bill clinton in 1993. The resolute desk for a time was on display in the smithsonian s american museum of american history as part of an exhibit on the presidency.
Hayes in 1880 and was built from the english oak timbers of the british arctic exploration ship hms resolute. It was first used in the oval office in 1961 at the request of president john f. Since then the resolute desk has been used by presidents george w.
The darkly stained two pillar desk originally used by herbert hoover also made its way into the oval office of franklin d. Bush s love for the stoic c o desk and returned the resolute desk to the oval office when he got there. The resolute desk is a nineteenth century partners desk used by several presidents of the united states in the white house oval office as the oval office desk it was a gift from queen victoria to president rutherford b.
It has been reproduced by our company the presidents desk canada for over 20 years. United states presidents have used six different desks in the oval office their executive office the resolute desk has been used by all u s. After president kennedy s assassination the resolute desk was removed from the oval office as president johnson preferred a simpler and more modern desk.
Presidents since 1977 with the exception of george h w. Bush barack obama and the current president of the united states donald trump. 20 1 the hoover desk.
The president s desk. Bush s c o desk and other past presidents have used the theodore roosevelt desk the hoover desk the johnson desk and the wilson desk. The unique and historical presidents desk or the resolute desk as it is sometimes called sits in the oval office of the white house and is used by president obama.