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February 20, 2012 at 6:00 AM

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Seattle's presidential visits


In honor of President's Day, here are images from the Seattle Times photo archive of presidential visits to Seattle, from Barack Obama's tour of the Boeing plant last week to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's visit more than 70 years prior.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Boeing's 787 airplane assembly facility in Everett, Wash., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.

MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

President George W. Bush hangs onto a railing before boarding Air Force One in driving rain and wind Friday, June 16, 2006 at Boeing Field in Seattle.

JIMI LOTT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The Plexiglas that protects the president from harm partly protects him from the elements as a heavy downpour greeted President Bill Clinton for his campaign rally at Pike Place Market in Seattle in September of 1996.

COLE PORTER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

In this undated photo, President Ronald Reagan is given a UW hat and football while visiting Seattle Center.

GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Former President Jimmy Carter came to Seattle a number of times, including in 2006 with his son Jack to raise money for Jack's race for a U.S. Senate seat from Nevada.

BARRY WONG / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Former President Gerald Ford speaks to a regional convention of restaurant and hotel operators in 1980.

COURTESY OF THE BRYCE SEIDL COLLECTION

Then-former Vice President Richard Nixon, daughter Julie Nixon and wife Pat ride the Seattle Center Monorail during their visit in August of 1962.

RON DE ROSA / THE SEATTLE TIMES

President John F. Kennedy walks beside Governor Albert Rosellini to a helicopter at Sea-Tac Airport, with Sen. Warren G. Magnuson behind. A crowd looks down from the railing of the airport observation deck.

THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

President Dwight Eisenhower presses a button to set in motion an electronic countdown chronometer May 10, 1961, signaling the opening time of the Century 21 Exposition. From left, Edward E. Carlson, exposition president; President Eisenhower; Governor Albert Rosellini and Mayor Gordon Clinton.

JOHNNY CLOSS / THE SEATTLE TIMES

President Harry Truman visits in 1948.

THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's visits Seattle in this undated photo.




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These are some amazing pictures, and a nice reminder of Seattle's history. Thanks for... MORE
Gee... each1teach1 had the only relevant comment on this thread. Why do so many people... MORE
Ab excellent presentation of history. MORE