Trivia Question: Who was first to install a telephone in the White House?

Trivia Question: Who was first to install a telephone in the White House?

The first telephone, kept in a room alongside the telegraph, was installed in the White House in 1877 during President Hayes’ administration. It wasn’t until 1929 that President Hoover added a telephone to the Oval Office itself. The first typewriter arrived at the White House in 1880, and White House staffers started typing presidential letters instead of writing them by hand.

Theodore Roosevelt
Rutherford B. Hayes
Andrew Johnson
Grover Cleveland

The Answer: The correct answer is Rutherford B. Hayes.

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