John F. Kennedy was elected to the Senate in 1952. Senator Kennedy tells of interesting objects on the walls and desk in his office. While telling of the significance of the coconut on his desk there is a flashback to a scene of a PT boat.
As he explains the bills he has introduced to assist the economy of Massachusetts there is film footage of these industries and people. Wool and textile industry, workers, and plants, fishing Industry. Research ship Albatross III, Atomic (nuclear) power plant construction. Yankee Atomic Plant, Commonwealth Pier, and Boston Harbor, Immigration Issues, Racketeering and Unions. Senator Kennedy questions Jimmy Hoffa as Chief Council Robert (Bobby) Kennedy observes. Senator Kennedy and Senator Ives speak after defeat of their bill by the House. National Library of Medicine. Shown with New England Conference of Senators.
John F. Kennedy is sworn in as Jr.Senator from Massachusetts by Senator Alvin Barkley January 1953, John F. Kennedy marriage to Jacqueline (Jackie) Bouvier, Birth of daughter Caroline, Fight for 1956 candidate as Vice President. Excellent footage of these proceedings.
This film concludes with a visit to the home of Senator Kennedy to meet his wife Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy and daughter Caroline.
Scenes Include: 1950’s office scene, Kennedy with Lyndon Johnson and Mike Mansfield, Kennedy with Senator Paul Douglas, model of PT-109