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|Press Release of Senator John F. Kennedy on Senior Citizens for Kennedy, Washington, DC|
|August 26, 1960|
Senator John F. Kennedy announced today the appointment of a 23-member Board of Senior Citizens for Kennedy to help emphasize to the American people the importance of medical care for older citizens based on the social security principle.
"We are going to need effective legislation in this field," Senator Kennedy declared, "and we are going to need effective leadership in the White House to achieve our goal."
As vice chairman of the Senior Citizens Organization, Senator Kennedy also named the following today to work with Representative Aime J. Forand (Democrat, of Rhode Island), appointed national chairman last week: Senator Pat McNamara (Democrat, of Michigan), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Problems of the Aged and Aging; Dr. Marjorie Borchardt, of Los Angeles, who has been active in us field for a number of years; Dr. Wilbur Cohen, professor, University of Michigan, and former Director of Research for the Social Security Administration; Dr. Wilma Donahue, director, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan; and Dr. Basil MacLean, former president of the National Blue Cross.
Senator Kennedy also appointed Dr. Blue Carstensen, former Chairman of the Technical Directors for the White House Conference on the Aged, to serve as assistant to the chairman of the organization, and Edward Heroux, of Washington, D.C., as secretary.
Attached is a list of those named to the Board of Senior Citizens for Kennedy. Additional board members and a medical advisory committee will be announced at a later date.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF SENIOR CITIZENS FOR KENNEDY
Dr. Fern Colborn, director, National Federation of Settlements, New York City.
|Citation: John F. Kennedy: "Press Release of Senator John F. Kennedy on Senior Citizens for Kennedy, Washington, DC", August 26, 1960. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=74214.|
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