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. Seated in front row (L-R): Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Katherine Tupper Marshall (widow of Nobel Prize winner and former Secretary of State, General George C. Marshall); Lady Bird Johnson; Nobel Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck; President Kennedy; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; poet and Nobel Prize nominee, Robert Frost; and Agnes Charlier Jarring (wife of Ambassador of Sweden, Gunnar Jarring). Other Nobel Prize winners pictured include: physicist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Emilio Segré; poet, Alexis Léger (Saint-John Perse); former director of the Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, Dr. Selman A. Waksman; Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Vincent du Vigneaud; biochemist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Melvin Calvin; and chemist from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Harold C. Urey. Also pictured: Dorothy Léger; President of Atlanta University, Dr. Rufus E. Clement; President of Harvard University, Dr. Nathan M. Pusey; author, Van Wyck Brooks; Genevieve Jemtegaard Calvin; author, John Dos Passos; literary critic, Diana Trilling; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Richard N. Goodwin; Sandra Leverant Goodwin; and composer, Alexei Haieff. White House, Washington, D.C.