JFK in Latvia

kennedy riga














From 1938 to 1940 foreign service officer John Cooper Wiley was the United States' Ambassador to Latvia and Estonia. In May, 1939 he and his wife Irena Baruch Wiley had an interesting house guest in both Riga and Tallinn. Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. who was the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom had made arrangements for his son John to visit these and other outposts. Kennedy was still an undergraduate student at Harvard when he took a semester off during his junior year and spent seven months in Europe.
The future President of the United States stayed at a residence used by the US Embassy at Ausekļa iela 22 in Riga. He also visited the beaches of the resort area of Jurmala.  

Joomla templates by a4joomla