White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy meets with delegates from the State of Florida Inter-American Center Authority; President Kennedy viewed plans for a proposed Inter-American Cultural and Trade Center (also known as Interama) in Miami, Florida. Seated (L-R): President Kennedy; Mayor of Miami and Vice Chairman of the Authority, Robert King High; unidentified. Standing (L-R): President of the First National Bank of Miami, Harry Hood Bassett; attorney, Louis J. Hector; Vice President for Research at the University of Miami and Chairman of the Authority, Dr. Irving E. Muskat (holding an architectural drawing of Interama); Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority, David W. Walters (in back, mostly hidden); President of the Miami Beach First National Bank, Frank Smathers, Jr.; Representative Dante B. Fascell and Senator Spessard L. Holland (both of Florida); Senator George A. Smathers of Florida (in back, mostly hidden); three unidentified. Also listed in the President's schedule: assistant to Senator Smathers, Steve Moran; Joseph J. Orr, of Miami, Florida; former Miami city commissioner, B. E. Hearn; attorney, Milton E. Grusmark. Cabinet Room, White House, Washington, D.C.