Andrew Johnson

With the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States (1865-1869), an old-fashioned southern Jacksonian Democrat of pronounced states’ rights views. With the Assassination of Lincoln, the Presidency fell upon an old-fashioned southern Jacksonian Democrat of pronounced states’ rights views. Although an honest and honorable man, Andrew Johnson…

Eliza McCardle Johnson

Eliza McCardle Johnson was the wife of the 17th President, Andrew Johnson. She served as First Lady of the United States from 1865 to 1869. “I knew he’d be acquitted; I knew it,” declared Eliza McCardle Johnson, told how the Senate had voted in her husband’s impeachment trial. Her faith in him had never wavered…

Ulysses S. Grant

In 1865, as commanding general, Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. As an American hero, Grant was later elected the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877), working to implement Congressional Reconstruction and to remove the vestiges of slavery. Late in the administration of…

President Biden Announces First U.S. Marshal Nominees and Eight New Nominees to Serve as U.S. Attorneys

President Biden is announcing his first U.S. Marshal nominees, as well as eight new nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys across the country – officials who will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law. These individuals, many of whom would make history if confirmed, were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism,…

White House Appoints 2021-2022 Class of White House Fellows

Today, the President’s Commission on White House Fellows announced the appointment of the 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows, the most diverse class in the history of the program. The prestigious White House Fellowship program embeds professionals from diverse backgrounds for a year of working as a full-time, paid fellow for White House staff, Cabinet…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, October 4, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:38 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Okay.  Happy Monday.  Two items for all of you at the top. We’re seeing strong movement and early action toward vaccine requirements across industries and, importantly, in the airlines industry. United Airlines was notably first to institute a requirement and, within 53…

Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:      Erek L. Barron, of Maryland, to be United States Attorney for the District of Maryland for the term of four years, vice Robert K. Hur, resigned.      John R. Bass, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be…

Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official Previewing the U.S.-EU Summit

Via Teleconference (June 14, 2021) 3:08 P.M. CEST MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for joining us for this background briefing previewing tomorrow’s U.S.-EU Summit. This call will be on background, attributable to “senior administration officials,” embargoed until 7:00 a.m. Central European Summer Time tomorrow. By joining this call, you are agreeing to…

Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference

Cornwall Airport NewquayCornwall, United Kingdom 2:52 P.M. BST THE PRESIDENT: Well, good afternoon. And let me start by thanking Prime Minister Johnson for the incredible hospitality and welcome that he provided for all of us at the G7. I’d like to take — thank Yael Lempert, who is our chargé at the embassy, filling in for…

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