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John F. Kennedy in Wheeling

One of several visits to our city, then U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy first spoke to the people of Wheeling at the Virginia Theatre, October 14, 1956. He would later come back to Wheeling on the campaign trail, April 27, 1960 (seen below), and again as President, September 27, 1962.

Newspaper Articles

Kennedy Hits 'Big Business' In Talk HereWheeling Intelligencer, Monday, October 15th, 1956
Kennedy Will Arrive Here On TuesdayWheeling Intelligencer, Friday, April 15th, 1960
➤ Kennedy Musters Up Votes in CityWheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, April 20th, 1960
City Ready for Thousands at JFK VisitWheeling Intelligencer, Thursday, September 27th, 1962
6-7000 Hear President at Island StadiumWheeling Intelligencer, Friday, September 28th, 1962 (pg. 1)
Kennedy Given Hearty Welcome at Airport and Stadium SceneWheeling Intelligencer, Friday, September 28th, 1962 (pg. 29)

From the West Virginia State Archives

Edward A. Culley Oral History Interview — 2/14/1965
"Culley, co-chairman of Citizens for Kennedy in Ohio County, West Virginia (1960), discusses Ohio County, West Virginia’s 1960 Citizens for Kennedy group, John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign visit to Wheeling, West Virginia, and the religious issue in the West Virginia primary, among other issues." 


Kennedy in North Wheeling, 1960. (Eddie Martin and William O'Leary Photograph Collection, OCPL Archives)

John F. Kennedy, North Wheeling, April 27, 1960

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