Democrat President-elect of the U.S. John Kennedy arrived at the Georgetown Hospital, Washington, during the?
Hospital sign at entrance.
Two teenagers wait for Kennedy with 'It's a Boy' cigars to present.
Kennedy flies back to Washington and after scenes of press waiting he arrives at hospital, gets out of car and enters.
He departs for home to get some sleep about 4.a.m.
Press Secretary Pierre Salinger briefs reporters on facts and plans.
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Background: Democrat President-elect of the U.S. John Kennedy arrived at the Georgetown Hospital, Washington, during the night of Nov 24-25 to see the son born to his wife by Caesarean birth a few hours earlier.
Mr. Kennedy was on his way back to a vacation in Palm Beach Florida, after spending Thanksgiving Day Nov 24 with his wife at their home in the fashionable suburb of Georgetown - it is older than the capital itself - when news was flashed to Palm Beach that his wife had been taken to hospital.
Mr. Kennedy thus flew back by the same quickly-refuelled plane and while he was still in the air was told by radio telephone of the birth of their son - three weeks ahead of schedule.
With such personal preoccupations crowding his mind, the President-elect landed in Washington, sped by car to the hospital, hastened down a long hospital corridor while photographers' lighting blazed and reporters trailed in his wake.
He had a wide smile as he left. Mother and son - to be named John Kennedy Junior - were doing 'fine'.