White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy stands with award recipients at the presentation ceremony of the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. Left to right (in foreground): Career Ambassador, Llewellyn E. Thompson; 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); Medical Officer for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey; Chief of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Donald E. Gregg; President Kennedy; Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; President of the Federal National Mortgage Association of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), J. Stanley Baughman. Standing in background (L-R): Associated Press (AP) photographer, Henry Burroughs (very back, partially hidden on edge of frame); Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Anthony J. Celebrezze; unidentified; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance (facing away); astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (mostly hidden); Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr. (face obscured); Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota (partially hidden); Representative Kenneth A. Roberts of Alabama (partially hidden); Senator Estes Kefauver (Tennessee); 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 (Kansas); Presidential Assistant, John J. McNally (very back, standing in West Wing Colonnade); Executive Secretary of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, John W. Macy, Jr.; Director of Research and Development for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown (in back, mostly hidden); Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner (in back, partially hidden); Assistant Attorney General, Ramsey Clark. West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.