President John F. Kennedy’s Senate Office Rocking ChairErik L Dorr
JFK’s iconic rocking chair. This is one of the first two ordered for his Senate office. It was later given to Evelyn Lincoln his Secretary. One of 12 he had in his career. The rocking chair was suggested by his Doctor, Janet Travell as a way to relieve the pain in his back from his war wounds suffered during WWII. The rocking chair became a symbol of his Presidency because the press picked up on his use of the chair during important White House meetings.