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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.

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.

 

The Plaque that was displayed below the state flag at the Plaza of the States.

 

 

 

 

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