Sunday, February 7, 2016

JFK's Senate office is now Casey's

WASHINGTON – It’s not unusual to see visitors stop by the plaque outside Sen. Bob Casey’s office here: “The Senate Office once occupied by John F. Kennedy” it reads.

JFK's Senate office is now Casey's

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WASHINGTON – It’s not unusual to see visitors stop by the plaque outside Sen. Bob Casey’s office here: “The Senate Office once occupied by John F. Kennedy” it reads.

Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat with a huge appetite for history, occupies the Senate office once held by JFK. While many lawmakers and staffers prefer the more spacious suites in newer office buildings, Casey asked for Kennedy’s former office when it came open in 2009.

The arrangement is somewhat different – Kennedy had the desk in front of a fireplace Casey has moved it 90 degrees. The photos here were taken Friday in the office. The picture of Kennedy is from his days as a senator, sitting in the office. Casey has a copy there, courtesy of JFK's presidential library.


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Jonathan Tamari is the Inquirer’s Washington correspondent. He writes about the lawmakers, politics and policy that affect Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tamari previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL. Before that he worked in Trenton, reporting on the characters and color of New Jersey state government. He lives in Washington.

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