Thursday, January 20, 2011
50 Years Ago Today - A bit of NH Trivia
This information was sent to me by my friend Dean Dexter, Governor of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society, and author of the blog New Hampshire Commentary http://nhcommentary.com/
New Hampshire U.S. Senator and former governor Styles Bridges, the senior Republican in the senate, escorts the incoming first lady to her husband's inaugeration, with outgoing First Lady Mamie Dowd Eisenhower, The White House, January 20, 1961. Archives Life magazine.
This was the Kennedy inauguration. There is a tradition "coffee" at the White House with the in-coming and out-going presidents, just before the inaugural ceremony at the Capitol. Senator Styles Bridges was the top ranking Republican in the U. S. Senate at the time, and on the inaugural committee. He was President Pro-Tem of the senate when the Republicans were in the senate majority in 1952, and chaired by Eisenhower Inagural Committees.
Dean Dexter's page about Styles Bridges is at this link: