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Portly Pierre
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Pierre Salinger was born on June 14, 1925. He served as White House Press Secretary to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Salinger served as a United States Senator in 1964 from August to December after the death of Clair Engle. He was defeated by Republican George Murphy for the Senate seat in November 1964. Salinger was manager for the Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign and later became known for his work as an ABC News correspondent. He died on October 16, 2004.
First photograph caption dated August 4, 1964 reads "Former presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger strikes a match--and a typical pose--as he answers questions of newsmen during 'Salinger's Day in the Valley.' The candidate for U.S. Senate has been happily described as looking like an 'ambulatory, cigar smoking fireplug.' He made an even dozen appearances here yesterday."; Second photograph caption dated April 25, 1964 reads "New Senator. Cigar-smoking Pierre Salinger is California's new Democratic senator, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Clair Engle last week. Gov. Edmund G. Brown made announcement of the appointment today at a press conference in Sacramento."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Salinger, Pierre
United States.--Congress.--Senate--Selection and appointment
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Presidential press secretaries--United States
Politicians--California--San Fernando Valley
Political candidates--United States
Political campaigns--United States
Legislators--United States
Cigars--California--San Fernando Valley
Smoking--California--San Fernando Valley
Matches--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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