Caption: The vice president and friend finally announce their engagement on Oct. 31, 1949, from her apartment at 5539 Pershing Avenue. Standing at his side in her living room, Hadley said, "I think it will be no surprise to you that we are announcing our engagement. We will be married Nov. 18." Their announcement in her living room was covered by 17 reporters and photographers and made front pages across the country. The photographers asked the happy couple to embrace and kiss, but Barkley said, "No. This will be dignified." (Post-Dispatch)
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