JFK CONCLUDES MEETINGS WITH CHILEAN PRESIDENT
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty-four years ago today, December 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy concluded two days of discussions with President Jorge Alessandri Rodriguez* of Chile.
The discussions included the Alliance for Progress program as well as the economic development of Chile.
After attending a Christmas party in the East Room at the White House, President and Mrs. Kennedy concluded the day with an evening performance of the American Ballet Theatre**.
*Jorge Alessandri Rodriguez (1896-1986) was born in Santiago and graduated from the University of Chile in 1919. JAR was elected to Parliament in 1926 & later served as Minister of Finance. He was elected to the Senate in 1957 and then served as President of Chile from 1958 to 1964.
**The American Ballet Theatre is based in New York City & performs at the Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) in the spring & at the David H. Koch Theatre in the fall.
ABT was founded in 1939 by Lucia Chase & Richard Pleasant. It is the parent company of the ABT, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School & was recognized as America's National Ballet Company in 2006 by the U.S. Congress
"Jorge Alessandri Rodriguez," Universidad de Chile, www.uchile.cl/