Official invitation to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961, sent to Kennedy family friend Richard R. Flood. Includes the invitation to the inauguration ceremony, the invitation to the inaugural concert at Constitution Hall, and schedule of events, as well as the original mailing envelope. In fine condition.
Richard Flood had been a classmate and roommate of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., at Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Like both Kennedy brothers, Flood had served in the Navy during World War II. When Joseph Kennedy, Jr., was killed in England, John F. Kennedy reached out to Richard Flood for assistance in compiling As We Remember Joe, a memorial volume privately printed in 1945 as a gift to Kennedy’s parents and Joe’s close friends. Flood also aided Kennedy in his first Congressional campaign in 1946. They remained close friends until Kennedy's death in 1963.
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