John F. Kennedy
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When Jackie Kennedy announced plans to begin building a library of first editions for the White House, Congressman Ralph R. Harding knew he had a book to contribute that had value beyond measure. In the summer of 1962, Harding met with President Kennedy amidst the vivid flowers of the Rose Garden to present him with a first-edition 1830 Book of Mormon. Along with this priceless gift, Harding gave President Kennedy a brief history of the Church.