White House Photographs
Presentation ceremony of the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. President John F. Kennedy (at microphones) delivers remarks prior to presenting the award to Career Ambassador, Llewellyn E. Thompson (center); Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, stands left of Ambassador Thompson. Standing in background (L-R): New York Times photographer, George Tames (partially hidden on far edge of frame); award recipient and Medical Officer for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey; Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Anthony J. Celebrezze; unidentified (in back, partially hidden); astronaut Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (very back); award recipient and Chief of the Department of Cardiorespiratory Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Donald E. Gregg; Director of Operations for Project Mercury, Dr. Walter C. Williams; award recipient and Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Dr. Robert Gilruth; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance (in back, partially hidden); Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), Robert C. Weaver; Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); Representative Kenneth A. Roberts (Alabama); Senator John A. Carroll (Colorado); Chairman of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. James E. Webb; Executive Secretary of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, John W. Macy, Jr.; Assistant Attorney General, Ramsey Clark (face obscured); Member of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Secretary of Labor, Arthur J. Goldberg (partially hidden on edge of frame). West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.