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Melanie Nepsa-Goss
Melanie Nepsa-Goss • 1 year ago

The White House taken by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846. The 11th President of the United States , James K. Polk, was the building’s occupant, having succeeded President John Tyler just the year prior.

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