Photo of Boyish Kennedy and Nixon

Whoa, this is cool. If you haven’t seen this before, it’s a photo from 1947 when both Kennedy and Nixon were member of the House of Representatives. Kennedy looks like he’s 18 and Nixon about 23.

freshman members of Congress 1947
freshman members of Congress 1947

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Jessica Ferrer

    Tricky Dick still has a 5 o’clock shadow!