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Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol
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Small Business Program
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AOC Elevator Mechanics at the Library of Congress
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In 1853, at the beginning of President Franklin Pierce's administration, the War Department was given control of the Capitol extension project and Captain Montgomery C. Meigs was placed in charge.

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1853
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Captain Montgomery C. Meigs
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