Kennedy PT-109 Tie Clasp, 1960


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

This tie clasp - originally distributed in support of John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign - was gifted to United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies. Agent Gies served five presidents, from 1941 until 1967. During Kennedy's presidency, he was responsible for White House vehicles.


  • Title: Kennedy PT-109 Tie Clasp, 1960
  • Creator: Jolle
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Subject Keywords: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963, Gies, Morgan L., Political campaigns, PT-109 (Torpedo boat), Tie clasps
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Tie clasp
  • Object ID: 2011.241.6
  • Image ID: THF151529
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edward L. Gies in Memory of Morgan L. Gies.

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