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President Kennedy Cuts Short his Florida Vacation

Jan. 5, 1962 - President Kennedy plans to deliver his annual State of the Union Message next Thursday before a joint session of Congress. Tonight the President traveled to Washington from West Palm Beach, Fla., ending an 18-day stay. The President cut short his Florida vacation to hold White House conferences this weekend on domestic and international issues. He will also fly to Columbus, Ohio, tomorrow afternoon to address a Democratic fund-raising dinner marking the birthday of Ohio’s Gov. Michael V. DiSalle (pictured left). Before leaving Florida today, President Kennedy visited his father in the hospital where he is recovering from a stroke.

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