White House Photographs
Presentation ceremony of the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. President John F. Kennedy (at microphones) shakes hands with Virginia Lyon (accepting the award on behalf of her husband, Dr. Waldo K. Lyon, Head of the Submarine and Arctic Research Branch of the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory); Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth, stands behind Mrs. Lyon. Standing in background: award recipient and Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth (mostly hidden on edge of frame); Associated Press (AP) photographer, Henry Burroughs; award recipient and President of the Federal National Mortgage Association of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), J. Stanley Baughman (partially hidden); Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); 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.