“All will be welcome in this house. It’s a place of unity, so I believe this home will bring people together,” said Bradley President Joanne Glasser during the dedication ceremony. “People of different faiths will be welcome to sit and discuss their differences and their similarities. This is a place of peace.”
In an increasingly turbulent world, we offer a renewing place of peace and prayer. The brothers and I remember you in our prayers. Thank you for remembering us.
Although Cortelyou would go on to serve as Roosevelt’s Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Postmaster General, and Secretary of the Treasury, his greatest contributions in public life were to modernize the management of the White House executive offices so it would be prepared to meet the challenges of the 20th century. In 1908 James Creelman wrote that Cortelyou had “saved the president from a thousand annoyances and delays by the exercise of tact and patience . . . His common-sense, sobriety, gentleness and orderly industry made the White House a place of peace.”11