JFK meets with the British Admiral of the Fleet, the Earl Mountbatten, in the Oval Office to discuss plans for a NATO multilateral force and supplying the British with Polaris submarines.
President Kennedy addressed the graduating class of the FBI National Academy held at the Departmental Auditorium (now known as the Andrew W.. Mellon Auditorium) on October 31, 1962 from 11:20 – 11:35 AM.
President Kennedy held his 60th news conference on August 20, 1963.
President Kennedy awarded a special medal to comedian Bob Hope in recognition of his services to the nation and the cause of world peace in a White House ceremony on September 11, 1963.
JFK met with the King of Laos, His Majesty Sri Savang Vatthana, at the White House on 25 and 27 February 1963.
This is President John F. Kennedy’s Dictaphone machine that he used to dictate speeches, memoranda, and notes as well as to record some of his telephone calls in his collection of secret White House tapes. It’s one of the artifacts in the holdings of the JFK Library & Museum.
On June 10, 1963, President Kennedy delivered the commencement address at American University on the John M. Reeves Athletic Field.
President Kennedy held his 51st presidential press conference at 11am on March 6, 1963, in the State Department Auditorium.
Thanksgiving 1963 came early at the White House, with President Kennedy ceremonially pardoning a Turkey at a ceremony in the Rose Garden on November 19, 1963.
West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer arrived at the White House for a two-day state visit on November 14, 1962.
President Kennedy met with approximately 80 students and faculty members of the Brazilian War College at the White House on October 30, 1962.