White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy visits 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): New York Times photographer, George Tames (partially hidden on edge of frame); Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Anthony J. Celebrezze; unidentified; astronaut Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (very back, mostly hidden); Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (mostly hidden); Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr. (face obscured); Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); 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 John A. Carroll of Colorado (mostly hidden); Senator Frank Carlson (Kansas); 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; Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner (partially hidden on edge of frame). West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.