Across the Center Hall from the two north bedrooms is what became the Yellow Oval Room, decorated in green as a ladies' parlor by Andrew Jackson's niece, Emily Donelson.

William Henry Harrison's family clustered here as he lay dying and officials predominated in his bedroom.

However, sometimes your friends will have political views that are very different from your own.

Focusing on what you have in common, and learning to avoid political conversations will help you deal with friends who don’t share your own political views.

According to White House historian William Seale, this was "the most important room of Roosevelt's presidency.

There he worked, relaxed and there he conducted most of the important business of State." Frances Perkins watched the room quickly fill up "with everything that came his way—a Jefferson chair, another bookcase, another bench, another table, ship models and books and papers piled on the floor.

The Harrisons continued to use the room as a library and family parlor and, in 1889, put the first White House Christmas tree here.


Truman used it as a study and met nightly with his wife in closed-door sessions here, during which they reviewed his speeches and political agenda.Presidents from Hayes to Theodore Roosevelt used it for private meetings.Chester Arthur put his lounge chair here, but Frances Cleveland formalized it with Louis XIII furniture.Tolerating Opposing Political Views Focusing on Common Interests Patching Your Friendship After a Disagreement Community Q&A Most of the time when you make friends, you’re paying attention to what you have in common.You might enjoy their sense of humor, their kindness, their taste in music, or their willingness to help you out in a pinch.Like the Blue Room below it, this room is not quite 40 feet by 30 feet.

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