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Thomas Claxton was a purchasing agent for furniture for Thomas Jefferson, and specifically, as Marie Kimball called him, "Jefferson's man-Friday in [the] task of furnishing" the President's House. Claxton worked with powerful Republicans in Congress to increase the initial appropriations for the house by $14,000.
- ↑ Marie Kimball, "The Original Furnishings of the White House," Magazine Antiques 16, no. 1 (1929): 36.