|A link to JFK|
Former Nebraska state senator and Aurora mayor Hans Jensen developed a close tie with John F. Kennedy during the 1960 election. Jensen served as chairman of the Citizens for Kennedy campaign in Nebraska, and was later invited to go to Washington with his wife, Helen, to join President Kennedy and the first lady in the president's box at the inauguration gala. Jensen and Kennedy are shown together here in a 1960 photograph.
Jensen was the father of Grace Potter of Aurora, who has preserved many of the photos and memories from that era in a family scrapbook. Those memories drew attention this week on the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination.
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