20-year-old Nancy Pelosi and President John F. Kennedy: the story of one photo

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     20-year-old Nancy Pelosi and President John F. Kennedy: the story of one photo

    The photo was taken at the inaugural ball of John F. Kennedy in 1961.

    82-year-old Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has been on the front pages of world publications in recent days due to her very risky and scandalous visit to Taiwan. Therefore, it is not surprising that all the facts about the life of this “iron lady” of America are of interest to the public. For example, the Web again remembered the famous black and white picture, where a 20-year-old student of Trinity College and the future shark of American politics poses next to the newly elected 35th US President John F. Kennedy at the ball in honor of his oath.

    Pelosi first shared this photo back in 2011 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's inauguration.

    “Today, 50 years ago, I was a young student at Trinity College, standing outside in the sun-drenched cold, listening to the young president’s inaugural call for “energy, faith, devotion… that will light up our country and all who serve him – and the radiance of that fire is truly can light up the world. The leadership of President John F. Kennedy is not just a memory, it is a living force that still calls every citizen to lead, and is perhaps the most valuable gift of all,” she wrote on Facebook at the time.

    In the picture, the girl looks a little embarrassed. She is wearing a sleeveless, dark-colored evening dress with a puffy skirt, a belt at the waist and white long gloves.

    Pelosi grew up surrounded by politicians from birth, as her father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., was the mayor of Baltimore. She fully entered politics in the ranks of the Democratic Party. She was elected to the Democratic National Committee from California in 1976 and served for 20 years. In 1977, Nancy led the party in Northern California, and later became the leader of all California Democrats.

    In June 1987, she was elected to the US House of Representatives from California. Then she was already 47 years old, and her fifth child went to college, which freed Pelosi's hands to build a political career.

    20-year-old Nancy Pelosi and President John F. Kennedy: the story of one photo

    Over the years of work, this woman has achieved tremendous results, becoming, in fact, the third person in the United States after Biden and Blinken. She announced in January that she would run for re-election in the 2022 midterm elections, ending speculation that she might step down this year.

    “This election is critical. Nothing is at stake. other than our democracy. But as we say, we don't suffer, we organize. That's why I'm running for re-election to Congress,” she said.

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