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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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William J. Clinton, Forty-Second President
President Clinton works aboard Air Force One.,  Wally McNamee, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Wally McNamee, 1997
President Clinton works aboard Air Force One while his aides look on.
Did you know?
In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt created an office to provide air transportation for the president and his staff. Various propeller-driven planes were used until 1962, when the first jet aircraft, a Boeing 707, was purchased and given the name Air Force One. Nowadays, the presidential fleet is maintained by the Air Force and consists of two Boeing 747 jets--both of which can be called Air Force One, depending on whether the president is on board.
 
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President-elect Clinton and Vice-President-elect Gore at a rallyPresident Bill Clinton at his first inaugural addressPresident Clinton at the White House Easter Egg Roll
President Clinton with John F. Kennedy, Jr., Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg and Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisPresident Clinton signs a bill.President Clinton embraces his wife, Hillary, and his daughter, Chelsea.
President Clinton works aboard Air Force One.President Clinton prepares to speak in  Ghana.President Clinton walks solemnly into the White House.
President Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Vice President Al GorePresident Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham ClintonPresident Clinton greets Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's widow, Leah.
President Clinton speaks in Beverly Hills.President-elect Bush visits President Clinton in the White House.President Clinton heads for the plane on his last day.

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