White House Photographs
Presentation ceremony of the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. President John F. Kennedy presents the award to Chief of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Donald E. Gregg (center). Standing in background (L-R): astronaut Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.; award recipient and Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr. (in back, mostly hidden); unidentified; Associated Press (AP) photographer, Henry Burroughs; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), Robert C. Weaver; award recipient and President of the Federal National Mortgage Association of the HHFA, J. Stanley Baughman (partially hidden); Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); White House Secret Service agent, Jack Ready (very back, standing in West Wing Colonnade); Senator Estes Kefauver (Tennessee); Senator John A. Carroll (Colorado); Chairman of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb. West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.