One memorable stop occurred when Kennedy spoke at a Dayton Bar Association event at the Biltmore Hotel on Sept. 17, 1959.
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The young senator, who was running for the Democratic Party nomination, did not realize the event was a black tie affair.
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Price Stores sent over a tailor who took the Senator’s measurements and dressed him for the evening. Several days later, an employee at the store found an envelope with a campaign donation in a pocket of the returned tuxedo.
Charles Fidler at Price Stores wrote a letter to Kennedy and returned the $105. Kennedy wrote back thanking the men for their honesty and included $25 as reward. A copy of Kennedy’s letter is hanging in Price Stores today.