White House Photographs
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 and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visit with Nobel Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck. Seated in front row (L-R): Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (mostly hidden); Katherine Tupper Marshall (widow of Nobel Prize winner and former Secretary of State, General George C. Marshall); Lady Bird Johnson; Ms. Buck; the President and First Lady; and Agnes Charlier Jarring (wife of Ambassador of Sweden, Gunnar Jarring). Other Nobel Prize winners pictured include: poet, Alexis Léger (Saint-John Perse); Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, Dr. Edward M. Purcell; former director of the Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, Dr. Selman A. Waksman; physicist from the Institute for Advanced Study, Dr. Chen Ning Yang; and biochemist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Melvin Calvin. Also pictured: Steve Smith (brother-in-law of President Kennedy); Dorothy Léger; author, Van Wyck Brooks; literary critic, Diana Trilling; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Richard N. Goodwin; and Sandra Leverant Goodwin. White House, Washington, D.C.