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New York's Gov. Rockefeller Visits Seattle World's Fair on May 10 

Gov Al Rosellini, Gov. Rockefeller, Jack Gordon

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New York's Gov. Rockefeller takes lessons on torch lighting from Host Governor Albert D. Rosellini and Jack Gordon at the Seattle World's Fair

Washington Governor Albert  Rosellini (left) and Plaza of the States Coordinator Jack Gordon (right) assist New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller to light the flame for New York Day at the Seattle World's Fair.  Rockefeller and the other New York State visitors were feted on May 10 along with U.S. Vice President Johnson and Astronaut John Glenn. The day ended with a state dinner at Club 21 seen in the background of this photo.

 

 

NY Gov Rockefeller (center) welcomed by Seattle Mayor Gordon Clinton (Left) and Hospitality Chairman Leo Weisfeld.

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Governor Nelson Rockefeller, of New York, (center) received a warm handshake from Seattle Mayor Gordon S. Clinton (left) upon the former's arrival in Seattle to celebrate New York Honor Day in the Plaza of the States at the Seattle World's Fair, May 10. At the right is Leo Weisfield, Chairman of Governor Albert D. Rosellini's Hospitality Committee.

 

Weisfeld presents Rockefeller with World's Fair Trade Dollars

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Leo Weisfeld (right), the Fair's Hospitality Chairman, presents New York Governor Rockefeller with a commemorative set of World's Fair Trade Dollars.

 

Catholic Bishop Thomas Gill of Seattle giving the Invocation at New York State Day

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REPRESENTATIVES of all faiths participate in the State Honor Day programs at the Plaza of the States, Seattle World's Fair. Here delivering an invocation is the Most Rev. Thomas Gill, Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.

 

Al to Nelson: We Did it!

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New York's Gov. Rockefeller and Host Governor Albert D. Rosellini congratulate each other on a "Job Well Done" after lighting the Plaza's Torch.

 

New York State Honor Day Commemorative Cover

The State of New York was honored by the World's Fair Post Office on their State Day.

Nicer Thank you letter from Nelson Rockefeller to Jack Gordon.

New York Gov. Rockefeller thanked Jack for the photos of New York Day that he was sent.

 

Nice Thank you letter from Vice President Lyndon Johnson.

Jack also sent pictures to Vice President Johnson. LBJ was sorry he had such a rushed time in Seattle. He also sent Jack back a picture

 

Gov. Rockefeller came back to Washington at least once more including 1968 when he was running for President and visited Renton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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