Oral History

Dr. Ira Seiler

A pediatric resident at Georgetown University Hospital in 1960, Seiler participated in the birth and treatment of John F. Kennedy, Jr. As a result, he was invited to sit on the platform for President Kennedy’s inauguration. The letter Seiler wrote to Jackie Kennedy following the assassination was selected for publication in Dr. Ellen Fitzpatrick’s book, Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation (2010). Recorded August 24, 2010.

Dr. Seiler passed away on July 24, 2016.