- The tradition of signing the wooden drawer began with President Harry Truman
- Other signatures include President Dwight Eisenhower and several vice presidents
The tradition of signing the wooden drawer began with President Harry Truman, who used the desk in the Oval Office. Other signatures include President Dwight Eisenhower and Vice Presidents Walter Mondale, Nelson Rockefeller, George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore and Dick Cheney.
"It's some fast company here," Biden said as he read off the names.
As he entered his ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Biden was met with cheers and applause from his staffers.
"This is a great honor to be in this position," Biden said. "It has been the great honor of our lives the last eight years to able to serve in this capacity."
His signature was positioned next to Gore's and Truman's, and included Friday's date.