White House Firsts

The presidential firsts related to the White House.

 PresidentNote
First president to officially refer to the Executive Mansion as the "White House"Theodore Roosevelt
First president to live in the White HouseJohn Adams
First president to live in the White House for an entire presidential termThomas Jefferson
First president to hold the White House Easter Egg RollRutherford B. Hayes
First president to serve Thanksgiving dinner in the White HouseRutherford B. Hayes
First president to have a Christmas tree in the White HouseFranklin Pierce
First president to have pets at the White HouseThomas JeffersonTwo grizzly bear cubs and a mockingbird
First president to bowl on the White House lanesHarry S. Truman
First president to host a Native American Chief at the White HouseUlysses S. Grant
First president to host a White House state dinnerUlysses S. Grantfor King David Kalakaua of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)
First president married in the White HouseGrover Cleveland
First president to have a child born in the White HouseGrover Cleveland
First president to use the Oval OfficeWilliam H. Taft
First president to use the Situation RoomJohn F. Kennedy

Infrastructure
First president to install water pipes in the White HouseThomas Jefferson
First president to establish a permanent White House libraryMillard Fillmore
First president to own and install a radio in the White HouseMillard Fillmore
First president to deliver a radio broadcast from the White HouseCalvin Coolidge
First president to install a telegraph office in the White HouseAndrew Johnson
First president to install central heating in the White HouseFranklin Pierce
First president to have electricity in the White HouseBenjamin Harrison
First president to install a telephone in the White HouseRutherford B. Hayes
First president to install a typewriter in the White HouseRutherford B. Hayes
First president to install computers in the White HouseJimmy Carter
First president to install an elevator in the White HouseChester A. Arthur
First president to install a kitchen stove in the White HouseWarren G. Harding

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