Presidential Desks

Some of my favourite articles on Wikipedia are the esoteric, pointless-knowledge entries. Today’s example, Presidential Desks. Did you know there have only been five desks used in the Oval Office? Only Lyndon Johnson had his own, personal desk, and it led to this terrific anecdote:

This desk was used by Johnson from the time he was in the United States Senate up through his tenure in the oval office. The desk currently resides at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. After Johnson retired he was known to go to the museum and sit at his desk to “surprise unsuspecting museum visitors.”

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