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Congressman James A. Haley: Five Presidencies

By Jeffrey Zines, Archives Technician

Portrait of James A. Haley sitting at his desk

James Andrew Haley served in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1953 through January 3, 1977.  Over the course of his career he had the opportunity to work with five U.S. presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford.

James Haley speaking with president Eisenhower among a group of people posing for a photo on the steps of the White HouseIn this undated photograph, Congressman Haley, standing to the president's immediate right, is speaking with President Eisenhower on the steps of the White House.

Congressman Haley and President Kennedy stand in a group as an announcement is made.Congressman Haley, back row second from left, and President Kennedy, March 5, 1961.

Congressman Haley receives a ceremonial pen from President JohnsonCongressman Haley receives a ceremonial pen from President Johnson, July 22, 1965

President Nixon signing a bill in front of an audience including politicians, as well as Native Americans in traditional dressPresident Nixon signing the Haley-sponsored Taos-Pueblo Blue Lake bill on December 15, 1970

Congressman Haley shaking hands with President FordCongressman Haley shaking hands with President Ford, September 23, 1974

Congressman Haley shaking hands with President-Elect CarterPresident Carter signed a bill sponsored by Congressman Andy Ireland to have the Tampa Veterans' Hospital renamed in James Haley's honor. In this undated image, Haley is shaking hands with President-elect Carter.

For more information on James A. Haley, please visit the James A. Haley Congressional Papers at the Sarah D. and L. Kirk McKay Archives Center at Florida Southern College.