Six members of the German Federal Republic’s Bundestag are in the United States for a two-week visit under the United States Department of State’s Exchange of Persons program for Germany. This is the second group of German lawmakers to have visited the United States for consultation and observation during the past year. The six German legislators conferred with officials of State Department, the United States Economic Cooperation Administration, and with members of the United States Congress in Washington, D.C.
The photograph shows the German visitors with members of the United States House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee. Seated (left to right); Hans Muehlenfeld, leader of the Deutche Party’s caucus in the Bundestag; Heinrich von Brentano, leader of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union Party caucus in the Bundestag; Herman Puender, member of the Christian Democratic Union; James P. Richards, acting chairman of the United States House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee and representative from the State of South Carolina; Charles A. Eaton, United States representative from the State of New Jersey; Garhard Lutkins, national secretary of the Social Democratic Party, and August Martin Euler, Free Democratic Party leader in the Bundestag.
United States Representatives standing are (left to right): Chet Holifield, California; Thurmond Chatham, North Carolina; Brooks Hays, Arkansas; Christian A. Herter, Massachusetts; Omar Burleson, Texas; Thomas S. Gordon, Illinois; Mike Mansfield, Montana; Lawrence H. Smith, Wisconsin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt,Jr., New York. (51-2522P) [from verso]
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