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» Thursday, January 27, 2011Voice of the United States
I'm just finishing reading The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, and we just had the "State of the Union" a few days ago. From FDR on, US presidents were covered so much by the media that we are familiar with their voices. But here are some voices that are not so familiar:
Voice of Benjamin Harrison, 1889 (earliest recording of a man who had been president)
Voice of Grover Cleveland, 1892
Voice of William McKinley, 1896
Voice of William Howard Taft, 1909
Voice of Theodore Roosevelt, 1912 (I think it's 1912)
Voice of Woodrow Wilson, 1912
Voice of Warren G. Harding, 1920
Voice of Calvin Coolidge, 1920
Voice of Herbert Hoover, 1932
(Boy, Coolidge did have that old fashioned New England accent!)