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U.S. Presidential Audio Recordings

Benjamin Harrison

Image from Library of Congress,
Prints & Photographs Division

Benjamin Harrison

Twenty-third President
1889-1893

This is believed to be the oldest known recording of any U.S. President. It was recorded on an Edison wax cylinder sometime around 1889.

36 seconds - RealAudio | MP3 283K

"As president of the United States, I was present at the first Pan-American congress in Washington D.C. I believe that with God's help, our two countries shall continue to live side-by-side in peace and prosperity." - Benjamin Harrison