50 Cakes of FOIA

For FOIA’s half-century celebration, MuckRock has put together the largest collection of presidents and cakes ever assembled

Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Michael Morisy

Here at MuckRock, we’re big fans of two things: transparency and cakes. So what better way to celebrate FOIA’s 50th birthday than with publicly available photos of our nation’s highest office scarfing down loads of frosted pastry?

Calvin Coolidge

1.

Herbert Hoover

2.

3.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

4.

5.

Harry S. Truman

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

13.

14.

15.

John F. Kennedy

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

Lyndon B. Johnson

21.

22.

23.

24.

Richard M. Nixon

25,

26.

Gerald R. Ford

27.

28.

James Carter

29.

30.

31.

Ronald Reagan

32.

33.

34.

35.

George H. W. Bush

36.

William J. Clinton

37.

38.

39.

George W. Bush

40.

41.

42.

43.

44.

Barack Obama

45.

46.

47.

48.

49.

50.

We’ll end with a quote from infamous cakeophile Truman:

“There’s nothing better than cake but more cake.”

BONUS VIDEO CAKE


Image courtesy Luci Banes Johnson via lbjlibrary.org