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August 2013—In 1945, even before WWII ended, Harvard published “What About Harvard?”, a pamphlet encouraging veterans to consider attending Harvard. It was sent to more than 65,000 members of the armed services. In it, President Conant wrote:
John F. Kennedy, future US senator and president, entered Harvard in 1936 as a member of the Class of 1940. He earned a spot on the freshman football squad, as a starter, and on the freshman swim team. He lost the class president election (to James D. Lightbody, Jr.), but was elected chair of the Smoker Committee, which was responsible for organizing Freshman Smokers, parties held by the Freshman Union Committee.
Looking back along the red border, Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire, Great Britain, July 2014.
A cool day, perfect for grazing. Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire, Great Britain, July 2014.