White House Photographs
Presentation ceremony of the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. President John F. Kennedy (at microphones) and others listen as Executive Secretary of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, John W. Macy, Jr. (far right), reads the citation for award recipient and Medical Officer for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey (center). Standing in background (L-R): Secretary of State, Dean Rusk (partially hidden on edge of frame); two unidentified persons; White House Secret Service agent, Tony Sherman (in back); New York Times photographer, George Tames; 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; Director of Operations for Project Mercury, Dr. Walter C. Williams (in back); Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Anthony J. Celebrezze; award recipient and Chief of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Donald E. Gregg (in back); Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; award recipient and Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Associated Press (AP) photographer, Henry Burroughs; Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), Robert C. Weaver; Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); Representative Kenneth A. Roberts (Alabama); Senator Estes Kefauver (Tennessee); Senator John A. Carroll of Colorado (mostly hidden); Chairman of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas (in back, partially hidden); Presidential Assistant, John J. McNally (very back, standing in West Wing Colonnade); Assistant Attorney General, Ramsey Clark; Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Secretary of Labor, Arthur J. Goldberg. West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.