Column: Photo reminds nun of time she met JFK


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A friend sent Sister Mary Luke Jones a copy of the Nov. 22 edition of The Tribune from Seymour. She looked on the front page and saw a photo she never knew existed.

She was in it. So was Sen. John F. Kennedy, D- Mass., who would later become president of the United States, a presidency that was terminated by an assassin on Nov. 22, 1963.

The picture was taken by a photographer from the Columbus Evening Republican. It was part of the newspaper’s coverage of a remarkable visit on April 29, 1960, to Jackson and Bartholomew counties by the young senator, who was running for his party’s presidential nomination. His visit here was an attempt to run up an impressive total of votes in the Indiana primary election, which was held four days later.

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