KN-21214. Dinner in Honor of Nobel Laureates from the Western Hemisphere

KN-21214. Dinner in Honor of Nobel Laureates from the Western Hemisphere
29 April 1962
President John F. Kennedy and others gather in the East Room to attend a reading by actor, Frederic March, of excerpts from the works of late American Nobel Prize winners during a dinner in honor of Nobel laureates from the Western Hemisphere. President Kennedy (center left) visits with Nobel Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (center right) visits with Nobel Prize-winning author, Robert Frost. Lady Bird Johnson (left) and Agnes Charlier Jarring (wife of Ambassador of Sweden, Gunnar Jarring) sit in front row. Other Nobel Prize winners pictured include: Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Vincent du Vigneaud; physicist from the Institute for Advanced Study, Dr. Chen Ning Yang; biochemist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Melvin Calvin; and chemist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. William F. Giauque. Also pictured: Dorothy Léger; Steve Smith (brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy); President of Harvard University, Dr. Nathan M. Pusey; author, Van Wyck Brooks; Genevieve Jemtegaard Calvin; literary critics, Lionel Trilling and Diana Trilling; author, John Dos Passos; Chih Li Tu Yang; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Richard N. Goodwin; Sandra Leverant Goodwin; and composer, Alexei Haieff. White House, Washington, D.C.
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Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
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