Stephen Reynolds is the pseudonym given to a man who was interviewed for The Gay Metropolis, a book of the gay community in New York city from 1940 to 1996.
Reynolds’ family had great wealth and he was “of society” and was in the same form at Choate as JFK. He did not recall Kennedy with fond memories,
“Nobody liked him very much. I wasn’t crazy about him personally. But, if I had known he was going to be president, I would have been so nice to him. It never crossed our mind. We voted him ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ because his father was ambassador to Great Britain, and we naturally thought, Well, he’ll be taken care of. But, we never dreamed he would be president. He was very loud and – I don’t like to use the word, but I’m going to – very common. My family background is New England, and you know what they thought of the Kennedys. They thought they were pushy Irish. He had kind of fire engine hair – it flew all around – and he had a roommate called LeMoyne Billings.
[2, “The Forties”]