Thursday, August 11, 2011
Gifford Pinchot was twice Governor of Pennsylvania, founder of the U.S. Forestry Service, and a major figure in conservation movement at the turn of the last century. On September 24, 1963, six weeks before his assassination, President John F. Kennedy traveled to Grey Towers, the ancestral Pinchot home in Milford, Pennsylvania to inaugurate the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies. Full disclosure: my father-in-law, Matthew Brennan was the first director of the Institute.
Here is a four and one-half minute video of President Kennedy’s speech. It is vintage JFK.