April 25, 2013
*David Francis Powers (1912-1998), the son of John and Catherine Powers, grew up in the Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts. He sold newspapers as a youth and assisted in 5 masses at his church on Sundays.
Having served in the USAF in WWII, Dave was sought out by a young JFK who was running for the 11th district congressional seat in 1946 because Dave knew everyone in the district.
When JFK went to the White House in 1961, Dave became a Special Assistant to the President, serving as unofficial greeter as well as JFK's companion.
Powers, who always was by the President's side during the ceremonial 1st pitch of the baseball season, was riding in the secret service car directly behind the President's car in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
"Dave Powers was a loyal, devoted friend whom my mother and father adored. I will always be grateful for his personal kindness and for his tireless efforts on behalf of the Kennedy Library."
On February 17, 2013, John McGinnis Auctioneers of Amesbury, Massachusetts auctioned over 2000 photographs, documents, gifts and other items from Dave Powers personal JFK memorabilia collection.