White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy speaks at arrival ceremonies for President of Togo, Sylvanus Olympio. On platform (L-R): President Olympio; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Togo, Paulin Freitas; Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George H. Decker (in back); President Kennedy; Under Secretary of State, George Ball (in back, behind President Kennedy); Togolese Ambassador to the United States, Dr. André Akakpo; US Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke. Air Force Aide to President Kennedy, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh, stands below platform at left. Standing in group behind platform: Ambassador of Nicaragua and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Dr. Guillermo Sevilla-Sacasa; Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of Togo, Dr. Hospice Coco; Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams; Military Aide to President Kennedy, General Chester V. Clifton; White House Secret Service agent, Bob Lilley. US Marine Band stands in background. Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.