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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech

 
 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 8, 2020
1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech Marker
Inscription.  
This plaque honors
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
President of the United States
Principal speaker at the
Charter Day ceremony
held in the stadium
March 23, 1962

Edmund G. Brown
Governor of California

Edwin W. Pauley
Chairman Of The Regents

Clark Kerr
President Of The University

Edward W. Strong
Chancellor at Berkeley

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list.
 
Location. 37° 52.313′ N, 122° 15.105′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Piedmont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2227 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley CA 94720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panoramic Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Orchard Lane (approx. ¼ mile away); Gilman Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Berkeley Piano Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cloyne Court Hotel

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 8, 2020
2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech Marker - wide view
(approx. 0.4 miles away); "Annie's Oak" (approx. half a mile away); Allenoke Manor (approx. half a mile away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the outside wall of Gate 1 of California Memorial Stadium. Up close viewing of the marker may not be possible if the gated fence is locked.
 
Also see . . .  University of California, Berkeley. Charter Day, 1962. (Bancroft Library, color film, 29 min.). "This film was shot at President John F. Kennedy's appearance at the University of California, Berkeley Charter Day, March 23, 1962 at which he was awarded an honorary LLD degree. The film begins with many shots of the crowd filling Memorial Stadium. The academic procession enters--class representatives, faculty, Regents, R.O.T.C. honor guard, President Kennedy and officials. Several people make introductory remarks. President Kennedy is awarded an honorary law degree. Kennedy speaks at podium. Procession exits stadium. On platform with President Kennedy are Governor Edmund G. Brown, Chancellor Edward W. Strong, Chairman of the Board of Regents Edwin Pauley, President of the University Clark Kerr." (Submitted on July 11, 2020.) 
 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 8, 2020
3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech Marker - wider view
<i>President John F. Kennedy giving speech at Memorial Stadium for U.C Berkeley Charter Day</i> image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the National Archives/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, March 23, 1963
4. President John F. Kennedy giving speech at Memorial Stadium for U.C Berkeley Charter Day
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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