Oct. 24, 1960: Robert F. Kennedy (center) with Pittsburgh Mayor Barr (left) and Governor David Lawrence (right)
Perhaps this photograph is not the best photo of Bobby Kennedy and David Lawrence together. Yet it was an important discovery for us at “The Digs.”
Bobby Kennedy and David Lawrence had a lot in common. Both were strong leaders, intellectual role models and great men.
There were moments of tension between the two. In the fall of 1959, Bobby Kennedy reprimanded David L. Lawrence in a letter for not endorsing his brother John F. Kennedy in 1956. David Lawrence’s role in nomination of John F. Kennedy in 1960 was instrumental, partly because of that role Lawrence became known as the “maker of presidents.” 
(Photo by Paul Slanns, Post-Gazette)
— Mila Sanina

Oct. 24, 1960: Robert F. Kennedy (center) with Pittsburgh Mayor Barr (left) and Governor David Lawrence (right)

Perhaps this photograph is not the best photo of Bobby Kennedy and David Lawrence together. Yet it was an important discovery for us at “The Digs.”

Bobby Kennedy and David Lawrence had a lot in common. Both were strong leaders, intellectual role models and great men.

There were moments of tension between the two. In the fall of 1959, Bobby Kennedy reprimanded David L. Lawrence in a letter for not endorsing his brother John F. Kennedy in 1956. David Lawrence’s role in nomination of John F. Kennedy in 1960 was instrumental, partly because of that role Lawrence became known as the “maker of presidents.” 

(Photo by Paul Slanns, Post-Gazette)

— Mila Sanina

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