Marc Salinger – Golden Gate Bridge


Marc Salinger (28), oldest son of former Kennedy Administration press secretary Pierre Salinger, jumped to his death from the bridge on February 9, 1977. While Salinger had known John F. Kennedy through his father’s professional association with the president, he had also known him on a personal level. According to his family, Salinger, who had occasionally been Kennedy’s golf caddy, never got over the president’s assassination. After Salinger’s mother had identified the body, the San Francisco Coroner’s Office announced Salinger’s death to the press. A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area at the time of his death, Salinger was buried in San Mateo County.