November 14, 1959
Oklahoma’s sixteenth governor (1959-1963), J. Howard Edmondson, and his wife, Jeanette Edmondson, were personal friends of the Kennedys. In November 1959, John and Jackie visited Oklahoma to attend a football game and the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner with the Edmondsons.
Original correspondence from the Kennedys about this trip is available on Digital Prairie.
View the remarks from John F. Kennedy’s visit at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Oklahoma City on November 14, 1959.
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Photo credit: Oklahoma State Archives, MS 37-5-3 J. Howard and Jeanette Edmondson Collection