Wednesday, October 12, 1949

Representative Frances Bolton of Ohio (second from right) joined the Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his wife Kamala Nehru, on a tour of President George Washington’s Mount Vernon home the day before the Prime Minster was to speak in front of the House of Representatives.

The visit was part of a multi-week goodwill tour of the United States, Nehru first met with President Harry S. Truman and then with Congress. India proclaimed itself neutral in the developing Cold War and America officials sought to remain on close terms with the nation which had just emerged from British colonial rule.

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