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Myer Feldman, Influential Adviser to President Kennedy 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

Mr. Feldman was flying to Japan with several cabinet members and advisers on a trade mission when they got word that Kennedy had been assassinated. Air Force One returned to Washington immediately. "He was just crushed," said his son Jim, who recalled the grief-stricken scene of advisers huddled beside Kennedy's casket in The White House. "It was maybe the only time I saw him cry."

One of the few Kennedy holdovers, Mr. Feldman stayed on for 18 months as special counsel in the Johnson administration. But he remained loyal to the Kennedy family, serving as an adviser to Robert Kennedy's short-lived presidential campaign and assisting Eunice Kennedy Shriver during the formative years of the Special Olympics.
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