David Powers
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"David Francis Powers," Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy.

"David Francis Powers" was Special Assistant and assistant Appointments Secretary to President of the United States John F. Kennedy. Powers served as Museum Curator of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum from 1964 until his retirement in May 1994. Powers was a military veteran who had served in the United States Army Air Corps/U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945. Powers was also a very close, personal friend of John F. Kennedy.

The son of Irish immigrants, Powers was born in the Charlestown, Boston/Charlestown section of Boston.

During the Assassination of John F. Kennedy/assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Powers and Kenneth P. O'Donnell were riding in the United States Secret Service/Secret Service follow-up car directly behind the presidential limousine and are seen in the famous Zapruder film. In 1996, the Assassination Records Review Board released three-minutes of film footage captured by Powers in Dallas prior the assassination. Powers said he began filming when the motorcade left Dallas Love Field/Love Field but ran out of film at 12:17 p.m before reaching Dealey Plaza.

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