Congressman James A. Haley: Five Presidencies

By Jeffrey Zines, Archives Technician


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. 

In 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, back row second from left, and President Kennedy, March 5, 1961. 

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

President Nixon signing the Haley-sponsored Taos-Pueblo Blue Lake bill on December 15, 1970. 

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

President 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.