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White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy receives a turkey presented to him for Thanksgiving by the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg National Board; President Kennedy pardoned the turkey. Left to right: Vice President of the National Turkey Federation, Morris G. Smith; Administrative Assistant to the President, Mike Manatos (partially hidden); two unidentified persons; President Kennedy; Mrs. Robert M. McPherrin; President of the National Turkey Federation, Robert M. McPherrin; Senator Everett Dirksen (Illinois); Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the National Turkey Federation, M. C. Small (partially hidden); Mrs. M. C. Small; General Manager of the Poultry and Egg National Board, Lloyd H. Geil; White House Secret Service agents, John J. “Muggsy” O’Leary and Bill Payne. Also present: President of the Poultry and Egg National Board, Chester B. Franz; Mrs. Franz; Mrs. Mildred I. Smith. Rose Garden, White House, Washington D.C.