Throwback Thursday: JFK and Papa

I was recently reminded of a photo I came across a couple years ago. I was doing some research on a 1960 John F. Kennedy campaign tour, and found a newspaper photo of him speaking at an armory in Scranton, Pennsylvania. And I recognized my own grandfather sitting onstage with him! “Papa,” as we called him, was the mayor of his town and the treasurer of JFK’s Pennsylvania campaign.


As John F. Kennedy addresses the audience, my grandfather sits onstage in the front row. He’s the one with the light-colored jacket draped across his knees.

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