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White House Photographs
President of Togo, Sylvanus Olympio, speaks at arrival ceremonies in his honor. On platform (L-R): President John F. Kennedy; President Olympio (at microphones); Ambassador of Nicaragua and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Dr. Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa (in back, below platform); Togolese Ambassador to the United States, Dr. André Akakpo; Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George H. Decker (behind Ambassador Akakpo, wearing hat); Under Secretary of State, George Ball; US Ambassador to Togo, Leon B. Poullada; US Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke. Also pictured: Air Force Aide to President Kennedy, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh (below platform at left); Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of Togo, Dr. Hospice Coco (in group behind platform); Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams (in group behind platform); Naval Aide to President Kennedy, Captain Tazewell Shepard (behind platform at right, hands folded); National Park Service (NPS) Photographer, Abbie Rowe (bottom right foreground, facing camera). US Marine Band stands in background. Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.