White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (at microphones) attends the presentation ceremony of the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. Executive Secretary of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, John W. Macy, Jr. (right, in foreground), reads the citation for award recipient and Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth. Left to right: Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Anthony J. Celebrezze; unidentified (in back); unidentified White House Police officer (very back); award recipient and Chief of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Donald E. Gregg; Associated Press (AP) photographer, Henry Burroughs; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr. (very back, mostly hidden); astronauts Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.; Dr. Gilruth; award recipient and President of the Federal National Mortgage Association of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), J. Stanley Baughman (very back, partially hidden); Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); President Kennedy; Chairman of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Senator John A. Carroll (Colorado); Senator Frank Carlson (Kansas); Chairman Macy; Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner (in back, mostly hidden); Assistant Attorney General, Ramsey Clark; Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Secretary of Labor, Arthur J. Goldberg; Director of Research and Development for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Special Consultant to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, Roger W. Jones; Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell L. Gilpatric; unidentified. West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.