White House Photographs
Arrival ceremonies for President of Togo, Sylvanus Olympio. Standing at left: President John F. Kennedy; President Olympio (at microphones); Ambassador of Nicaragua and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Dr. Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa (in back); Togolese Ambassador to the United States, Dr. André Akakpo; Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George H. Decker (partially hidden, wearing hat); Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams (in background); Under Secretary of State, George Ball; US Ambassador to Togo, Leon B. Poullada; US Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke; Naval Aide to President Kennedy, Captain Tazewell Shepard (below platform, hands folded). Also pictured at right: Military Aide to President Kennedy, General Chester V. Clifton; White House Secret Service agents, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn, Sam Sulliman, and Roy Kellerman. US Marine Band stands in background. Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.