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), reads the citation for award recipient and Head of the Submarine and Arctic Research Branch of the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory, Dr. Waldo K. Lyon; Virginia Lyon (accepting the award on behalf of her husband) stands left of President Kennedy. Standing in background (L-R): astronaut Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (very back, partially hidden); unidentified; award recipient and Chief of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Donald E. Gregg; Director of Operations for Project Mercury, Dr. Walter C. Williams (in back); Associated Press (AP) photographer, Henry Burroughs (mostly hidden); award recipient and Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth; Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), Robert C. Weaver; Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); Senator Estes Kefauver (Tennessee); Senator John A. Carroll (Colorado); Assistant Attorney General, Ramsey Clark; Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Secretary of Labor, Arthur J. Goldberg; Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Special Consultant to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, Roger W. Jones; unidentified (in back, partially hidden); Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell L. Gilpatric (partially hidden on edge of frame). West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.