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The Oldest Known Recording of a US President's Voice

Benjamin Harrison was President of the United States from 1889-1893. In the first year of his presidency, he recorded the following statement onto an Edison phonograph wax cylinder:

As president of the United States, I was present at the first Pan-American congress in Washington D.C. I believe that with God's help, our two countries shall continue to live side-by-side in peace and prosperity.


This is the earliest known recording of a US President. You can listen to it at the link.

Link -via Ace of Spades HQ | Photo: Library of Congress

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