Roosevelt Room Historical Photo Essay

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Ridge presents the National Cyber-Security Alliance Awards and speaks one-on-one with the young winners in the Roosevelt Room April 18, 2002. President George W. Bush meets with his Homeland Security Council and other senior staff members in the Roosevelt Room to discuss the Department of Homeland Security June 6, 2002. Led by General Richard Myers, the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Chiefs meet in the Roosevelt Room Oct. 24, 2001. President George W. Bush and Jim Towey pause to smile at Mr. Towey's children during the ceremony in the Roosevelt Room in which the President names him as Director of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, Feb. 1, 2002.
President Jimmy Carter meets with member of his Economic Policy Group in the Roosevelt Room March 28, 1977. Named the Fish Room during Franklin Roosevelt’s administration, this rectangular conference room originally displayed the President’s fishing mementos. Barbara Bush talks with families of the Iraqi hostages in the Roosevelt Room December 13, 1990. President Reagan signs the proclamation for Afghanistan Day on March 20, 1987 in the Roosevelt Room, which houses the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Teddy Roosevelt. President Ford meets with Middle-Eastern Ambassadors in the Roosevelt Room August 9, 1974 shortly after his inauguration as the 38th President of the United States. Ford’s predecessor, Richard Nixon, gave the room its name in 1969 to honor Theodore Roosevelt for constructing the West Wing and Franklin Roosevelt for expanding it.

Enjoy photographs capturing events and special moments in the Roosevelt Room. The top row is a collection taken during President George W. Bush's administration. The bottom row highlights historical events in the Roosevelt Room.