Our Presidents

Apr 18

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April 19, 1995, President Clinton jogging with former Boston Marathon winners at Hains Point in Washington, DC.
-from the Clinton Library 

April 19, 1995, President Clinton jogging with former Boston Marathon winners at Hains Point in Washington, DC.

-from the Clinton Library 

Apr 17

George Bush holds George W. Bush in New Haven, CT.  April, 1947. 
-from the Bush Library

George Bush holds George W. Bush in New Haven, CT.  April, 1947.

-from the Bush Library

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Apr 16

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President Eisenhower throws out the first ball of the season at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. April 16, 1953.
-from the Eisenhower Library 

President Eisenhower throws out the first ball of the season at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. April 16, 1953.

-from the Eisenhower Library 

President Nixon and Bob Hope playing golf in the Oval Office.  4/20/73.

President Nixon and Bob Hope playing golf in the Oval Office.  4/20/73.

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Apr 15

Helen Thomas - First Female Member of the White House Press Corps 
Veteran journalist Helen Thomas served in the White House press corps under ten presidents, and became the first female member of the group during President Kennedy’s administration. An advocate for women’s rights, Thomas convinced President Kennedy not to attend annual dinners for White House correspondents and photographers if women were not invited.
Pictured: President Kennedy speaks with Thomas in the Rose Garden, April 1963. 
-from the JFK Library 

Helen Thomas - First Female Member of the White House Press Corps

Veteran journalist Helen Thomas served in the White House press corps under ten presidents, and became the first female member of the group during President Kennedy’s administration. An advocate for women’s rights, Thomas convinced President Kennedy not to attend annual dinners for White House correspondents and photographers if women were not invited.

Pictured: President Kennedy speaks with Thomas in the Rose Garden, April 1963. 

-from the JFK Library 

Apr 14

Portrait of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., circa 1913. Bernard T. Welky, a Valentine Seaver Originals Company sales representative, sent the photograph to President John F. Kennedy with a letter dated April 14, 1962.
-from the JFK Library

Portrait of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., circa 1913. Bernard T. Welky, a Valentine Seaver Originals Company sales representative, sent the photograph to President John F. Kennedy with a letter dated April 14, 1962.

-from the JFK Library

Country roads take John Denver to the White House 
Denver, then considered to be the most popular singer in the world, was in the area as part of a nationwide tour. He played four concerts at the Capital Center, one of which Susan Ford attended.The signer met with President Ford in the Oval Office on April 14, 1975.  During the meeting President Ford and Denver discussed the upcoming American Bicentennial, as Denver had been appointed as a youth advisor to the Colorado Bicentennial Commission. They also had another connection through Colorado as both enjoyed skiing there. Denver lived in Aspen, and President Ford often hit the slopes while vacationing in Vail.
-from the Ford Library 

Country roads take John Denver to the White House

Denver, then considered to be the most popular singer in the world, was in the area as part of a nationwide tour. He played four concerts at the Capital Center, one of which Susan Ford attended.

The signer met with President Ford in the Oval Office on April 14, 1975.  During the meeting President Ford and Denver discussed the upcoming American Bicentennial, as Denver had been appointed as a youth advisor to the Colorado Bicentennial Commission. They also had another connection through Colorado as both enjoyed skiing there. Denver lived in Aspen, and President Ford often hit the slopes while vacationing in Vail.

-from the Ford Library 

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