Thursday Trivia

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White House celebrations

Which first lady established the tradition of decorating an official tree in the White House?

A. Julia Gardiner Tyler
B. Helen Herron Taft
C. Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower
D. Lou Henry Hoover

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Answer: D, Lou Henry Hoover

"First Lady Lou Henry Hoover established the custom of decorating an official tree in the White House in 1929. Since that time, the honor of trimming the Christmas tree on the state floor has belonged to our first ladies. The tree stands in the oval Blue Room, an elegant space honored as the center of holiday splendor." Learn more.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Dec 04, 2014 at 2:01 PM

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