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White House Facts

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White House Facts


For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of
the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its
history, and the history of the nation’s capital, began when President
George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that
the federal government would reside in a district “not exceeding ten miles
square…on the river Potomac.” President Washington, together with city
planner Pierre L’Enfant, chose the site for the new residence, which is
now 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As preparations began for the new federal city, a
competition was held to find a builder of the “President’s House.” Nine
proposals were submitted, and Irish-born architect James Hoban won a gold medal
for his practical and handsome design.

Construction began when the first cornerstone was laid in October of
1792. Although President Washington oversaw the construction of the house, he

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Home Depot Appoints Edward Decker As New President And COO – Quick Facts

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(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced Friday that Edward “Ted” Decker has been named president and chief operating officer, effective October 5, 2020. Decker, a 20-year veteran of the company, has served as executive vice president of merchandising since 2014.

In his new role, Decker will assume additional responsibility for global store operations, global supply chain, and outside sales and service.

Ann-Marie Campbell has been named executive vice president of U.S. stores and international operations. The presidents of The Home Depot Canada and The Home Depot Mexico will now report to her. Campbell, a 35-year veteran of The Home Depot, will now lead more than 2,200 stores and 400,000 associates.

Jeff Kinnaird has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandising, reporting to Decker. Most recently, he was president of The Home Depot Canada.

Michael Rowe has been promoted to president of The Home Depot Canada.

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