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A smiling Plaza of the States Coordinator Jack Gordon welcomes John Glenn to World's Fair, Seattle

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

COL. JOHN GLENN, U.S. Astronaut, had a special day at the Plaza of the States, Seattle World's Fair. Above he is shown as he was introduced to the audience by Jack Gordon, director of special programs for the Fair.

A smiling Plaza of the States Coordinator Jack Gordon welcomes John Glenn to World's Fair, Seattle

Greater Seattle News Bureau. photo by Forde Photographers.

During the ceremony, Glenn spoke to the crowd at the Seattle World's fair Plaza of the States. This visit to Seattle was one of the first public appearances for Glenn who had been the first American to orbit the Earth in in Friendship 7, on February 20, less than two months before his appearance at the World's Fair.

Glenn was escorted around the grounds by Washington Governor Rosellini and U.S. Senator Magnusen.

May 10 was a busy day in Seattle. In addition to this visit by Glenn, Vice President Johnson, and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller who was at the Fair for New York State Day at the Plaza of the States.

 

 

 

 

 

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