Benjamin Harrision RealAudio sound file 
Image from Library of Congress,
Prints & Photographs Division

Benjamin Harrison
Twenty-third President

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." 

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