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White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (center right, at microphones) addresses delegates to a conference on voter registration sponsored by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Committee on Political Education (COPE). Standing behind President Kennedy are (L-R): National Director of COPE, James L. McDevitt; unidentified; and National Director of the COPE Voter Registration Campaign, Roy Reuther. Special Assistant to the President, Kenneth P. O'Donnell, and White House Secret Service agent, Dick Johnsen (both mostly in shadow), stand in the West Wing Colonnade. Also pictured: Chief of White House Police, Major Ralph C. "Smokey" Stover; and White House Communications Agency (WHCA) officer, Oscar N. Smith. Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.
White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy 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., reads the citation for award recipient and Deputy Commandant for Foreign Affairs of the National War College, Ambassador Winthrop G. Brown, at the presentation ceremony of the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. Left to right (in foreground): President Kennedy; Ambassador Brown's daughter, Anne Brown; Ambassador Brown; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; Chairman of the Awards Board and Under Secretary of State, George Ball; member of the Awards Board and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell L. Gilpatric (in back); Chairman Macy (reading from a piece of paper). Standing in the background (left to right): Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis, Dr. Alain C. Enthoven (face obscured); Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Secretary of Agriculture, Orville Freeman; award recipient and Associate Administrator of the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture, Dr. Sherman E. Johnson (in back); award recipient and Director of Air Traffic Service for the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), David D. Thomas; Administrator of the FAA, Najeeb Halaby; Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Leonard Carmichael (in back); Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, W. Averell Harriman; White House Secret Service agent, Dick Johnsen (leaning against column). Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.