B’ville man was Kennedy’s valet

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Posted: November 22, 2013

The Winchester Star

President John F. Kennedy attends a surprise party thrown by members of the White House staff in honor of his 46th birthday. His valet, George E. Thomas of Berryville, stands at left. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal assistant, Providencia “Provi” Paredes, stands at right.

BERRYVILLE — One of the first voices John F. Kennedy heard daily during his time in the White House belonged to a Berryville resident.

George E. Thomas’ “Good morning, Mr. President” began Kennedy’s…

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