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When John F. Kennedy visited Seattle in 1960

by Samantha Sunderland | November 19th, 2013

JFK with Scoop Jackson & Al Rosellini 1960

John F. Kennedy stands between U.S. Sen. Henry Jackson (left) and Gov. Albert Rosellini during his 1960 visit to Seattle. (Photos courtesy of Washington State Archives)

This Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As the world reflects on the late president’s life and legacy, the Washington State Archives is presenting photos of the president during his visits to our Washington in the early 1960s.

The two featured photos, from the General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005, are from a trip that then-U.S. Sen. Kennedy made to Seattle shortly before the 1960 election and his inauguration as the 35th president of the United States. He is accompanied in the photographs by Washington Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson and Washington Gov. Albert Rosellini.

JFK with Scoop Jackson & Al Rosellini 1960 (2)

U.S. Sen. Henry Jackson (left), John F. Kennedy (middle) and Washington Gov. Albert Rosellini ride in a car on the corner of Fifth Avenue and University in downtown Seattle in 1960.

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