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Jack Gordon Honored at Century 21 World's Fair

July 21, 1962, was Jack Gordon Honor Day in Seattle

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

That's Plaza Coordinator Jack Gordon and Restaurateur Victor Rosellini chatting in the background after a successful Kentucky Honor day at the Plaza of States. Little does Jack know what's ahead. Seattle Mayor Gordon Clinton is at the mike in the Foster Grants.

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

Plaza of the States originator and coordinator Jack Gordon (center) is presented with a "Pictorial Atlas of the World" on the occasion of Jack Gordon Day, July 21, 1962, at Seattle's Century 21. Left to right are Walter Van Camp of Greater Seattle, Edward Carlson of Western Hotels and World Fair Chairman, Gordon, State Rep. Ray Olsen of the World's Fair Commission and Victor Rosellini, restaurateur and a Vice Chairman of the World's Fair Commission.

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

You'll like this book, Jack. I made sure they got one with lots of pictures. (See below)

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

Thanks for the warning, Victor.

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

Here's Jack Gordon surrounded by Rosellinis. That's restaurateur Victor on the left and Supreme Court Justice Hugh Rosellini on the right.

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

Jack Gordon, "Torchy" Torrance (standing) and Supreme Court Justice Hugh Rosellini chat during Jack Gordon Day at the Seattle World's Fair.

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

A smiling Jack following the program for "Jack Gordon Honor Day" at the Seattle World's Fair.

 

Robert Heilman's column from the Seattle Times on Jack Gordon Day.

 

Here's the inscription that is on the fly-leaf of that Atlas (with lots of pictures) that Eddie Carlson gave Jack.

 

Inscription on the Atlas Gift

The dust jacket from the  Life Pictorial Atlas has disappeared from decades of the Gordon's child who loves books looking at it, but thankfully the nice inscription from Edward "Eddie" Carlson, president of the Century 21 Exposition, Inc., and the group of signatures of people who worked with Jack -- not only at the Plaza of the States, but on many Seattle events -- remains.

"To Jack Gordon --

"With respect + affection for your many wonderful contributions of making a great + important city, but particularly for your own Plaza of the States.

"Eddie Carlson"

Then signed by (in order they are on the page) [with 2016 descriptions in brackets]

Guy Williams [long-time friend, associate, and from the mid-40's through the mid-50's business partner of Jack Gordon]

Bob Karolwitz [Publicity writer for Century 21]

Ray Olsen [State Legislator from Seattle, active in the Century 21]

Jack MacDonald [husband of Kay]

Mel Anderson [long-time friend and associate of Jack's]

Walter A. Van Camp [General Manager of Greater Seattle, Inc.]

Victor Rosellini (No Problems) [no description needed]

Ellen Olsen [wife of Rep. Ray Olson, above]

Bill Sears [long-time friend and associate of Jack's]

Bob Jackson

Phil Bunker

Jud Wonderly [State Dept. of Commerce, Associate Project Manager for Plaza]

Carol Ann Nylund [receptionist for Gov. Rosellini, secretary to Jack Gordon at the Plaza of the States

Kay MacDonald, [long-time secretary to Gov. Albert D. Rosellini]

Joan Chase [ ]

Jack Sullivan [long-time friend/associate of Jack's from Pasco NAS days]

Bob Heilman [Seattle Times writer]

Hugh J. Rosellini [Superior Court judge]

 

 

 

Following the presentation at the Plaza of the States, there was a luncheon at Rosellini's 610 where a Souvenir scroll explaining Jack from A to Z was presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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