suntimes
DYNAMIC 
Weather Updates

Kennedy rocking chair goes on display in NYC

This phoprovided by Heritage Auctions shows rocking chair used by President John F. Kennedy White House display New York. It's

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a rocking chair used by President John F. Kennedy in the White House on display in New York. It's flanked by a life study for a White House portrait on the left and a pastel of Kennedy on the right. The chair is part of a collection of Kennedy memorabilia Heritage Auctions will offer Nov. 23 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

storyidforme: 56539608
tmspicid: 20689988
fileheaderid: 9633256

DALLAS (AP) — A rocking chair used by President John F. Kennedy in the White House is on display in New York City.

The chair is part of a collection of Kennedy memorabilia Heritage Auctions will offer Nov. 23 in Dallas. The display, which also features items including two flags from the Oval Office, went up Thursday at the auction house’s New York City location, where it will remain through Oct. 30.

The collection was amassed by Dean William Rudoy, a psychologist from New Mexico. He says since this year marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, it seemed like the right time to sell the items to the next generation of collectors.

As an 11-year-old, Rudoy volunteered on Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign and later worked on Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.