Determining which presidential family hosted the last of the farm animals at the White House in Washington, D.C., depends on how one defines a farm animal. Let's limit the definition of farm animals to include cows, horses, sheep and goats, even though dogs and cats live on farms.
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Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963), owned a pony named Macaroni. The pony usually stayed in Virginia but visited the White House often. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) owned Ebenezer, a donkey. President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) had a tobacco chewing ram named Old Ike and a heard of sheep. Cows were often kept at the White House to provide milk, and William Taft (1909-1913) owned the last White House cow named Pauline Wayne. The grandchildren of President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) visited the White House to play with Old Whiskers, a billy goat who pulled a small carriage.
- Presidential Pet Museum: Macaroni, Caroline Kennedy’s Pony
- Presidential Pet Museum: Calvin Coolidge Biography
- Presidential Pet Museum: Woodrow Wilson’s Pet Ram: Old Ike
- Presidential Pet Museum: Sheep
- Presidential Pet Museum: Pauline Wayne: President Taft’s Famous Cow
- Presidential Pet Museum: Old Whiskers