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First Lady Returns to White House Social Scene

Nov. 20, 1963 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy returned to the White House social scene tonight, mingling with 700 guests at the annual judicial reception. It was her first such appearance since the birth and death of a son in August. Mrs. Kennedy had not planned to resume public appearances or social duties until the new year. However, her schedule was revised several weeks ago to include a trip to Texas with President Kennedy tomorrow and several social events. She was the center of attention as she went from the East Room to the State Dining Room, greeting guests at the informal reception. After 30 minutes, she and the President retired to the family quarters upstairs. Mr. Kennedy later returned to talk to guests, but he left early because of a busy schedule tomorrow. The President, who usually does not begin his office day before 9 a.m., has scheduled appointments beginning at 8:30. He and Mrs. Kennedy will leave for Texas in mid-morning. Just before tonight’s reception, the Kennedys were joined in the upstairs Oval Room by Chief Justice Earl Warren and Mrs. Warren, the eight Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and their wives, and Attorney General and Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy.

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