Johnson desk

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The Johnson desk was used by President Lyndon B. Johnson throughout his time in the White House.

Originally made by the Senate woodwork shop in the early 20th century, it was used by Johnson during his time in the Senate. Upon being elected as Vice President he brought the desk with him to the White House.

After the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963, Johnson allowed the Resolute desk which Kennedy had used to go on a national tour with the Kennedy library.

Designed with a rounded, classic style it is so far the only Presidential desk to have a green leather top.

The desk was only loaned to the White House so when Johnson left the White House so did the desk. It now resides at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas in a 7/8th scale replica of the Oval Office during his presidency.

References[edit]

  • LBJ Presidential Library. "The Oval Office exhibit in the LBJ Library is a 7/8th scale copy of President Johnson's office in the White House - LBJ Presidential Library". lbjlibrary.org. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  • "From Roosevelt to Resolute, The Secrets of All 6 Oval Office Desks | Atlas Obscura". atlasobscura.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  • "What Now? The Oval Office | Brookings Institution". brookings.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-06.