Robert Knudson / John F. Kennedy Library

Edmund Muskie with some old-time politicos

Brash young man Edmund Muskie (third from left) joins President John F. Kennedy and other leaders at a Congressional Coffee Hour in the Blue Room of the White House on March 23, 1961. Muskie was a senator from Maine at the time.

Left to right, the group is: Senator J. Glenn Beall (Maryland); Senator Pat McNamara (Michigan); Senator Edmund S. Muskie (Maine); President John F. Kennedy; Senator Clair Engle (California); Senator Stuart Symington (Missouri); Senator Paul H. Douglas (Illinois). The photo is by Robert Knudsen, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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