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Highlights from LBJ's Telephone Conversations:
April 1964 - June 1964

Legislation and Arm-Twisting

 

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3856

Everett Dirksen

6/23/64

6:00P

WH6406.14/23

3859

Everett Dirksen

6/23/64

6:22P

WH6406.15/2

LBJ discuss Kaskaskia River Project and excise taxes.

 


3810

Charles Halleck

6/22/64

6:24P

WH6406.12/13

Halleck wants recess for Republican Convention, LBJ wants Poverty Bill.



3659

Karl Mundt

6/09/64

4:55P

WH6406.04/13

Mundt will vote for cloture on civil rights. LBJ denies that he arm-twists.



2957

Larry O'Brien

4/09/64

5:21P

WH6404.06/15

Types of people to invite to Cotton-Wheat Farm bill signing.



2985

Ralph Dungan

4/10/64

12:30P

WH6404.07/24

LBJ's evaluation of Adam Clayton Powell.



3422

Sargent Shriver

5/13/64

2:45P

WH6405.05/15

Aid to parochial schools.



3428

Larry O'Brien

5/13/64

3:40P

WH6405.05/21

Aid to parochial schools.



3431-3432

John McCormack

5/13/64

3:55P

WH6405.05/24-25

Other speakers include Frank Thompson and Jim O'Hara. Citation #3432 includes story about Bill Moyers and Billy Graham swimming with LBJ.



2886

Paul Rogers

4/07/64

6:45P

WH6404.04/6

2887

T. Ashton Thompson

4/07/64

6:48P

WH6404.04/7

2888

Charles Vanik

4/07/64

6:55P

WH6404.04/8

2889

Larry O'Brien

4/07/64

6:56P

WH6404.04/9

LBJ arm-twists to get passage of Cotton-Wheat Farm Bill.


Vietnam

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3519-3521

Richard Russell

5/27/64

10:55A

WH6405.10/3-5

3522

McGeorge Bundy

5/27/64

11:24A

WH6405.10/6

LBJ's personal anguish over Vietnam.


Politics/Legislation/Foreign Policy

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3186

William Fulbright

4/29/64

11:55A

WH6404.15/7

Fulbright concerned that trip to Greece and Cyprus will be seen as an attempt to avoid cloture vote on civil rights.


LBJ's Schedule

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3082

McGeorge Bundy

4/21/64

11:00A

WH6404.10/41

 

LBJ humorously complains about his hectic schedule.


LBJ Dogs

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3311

George Reedy

5/01/64

1:20P

WH6405.01/11

 

LBJ talks about what he would like to say to the press. Reedy says it will be forgotten soon.



3183

Mike Mansfield

4/29/64

11:32A

WH6404.15/4

 

LBJ complains about Dirksen talking about the dogs ears.



3323

Hubert H. Humphrey

5/02/64

2:14P

WH6405.01/23

 

LBJ humorously explains why he held the dogs by their ears.


 

Texas Politics

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3631-3632

Walter Reuther

6/05/64

7:52P

WH6406.03/1-2

 

Discusses liberal-conservative split in Texas.


 

RFK

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3646

RFK

6/09/64

12:25P

WH6406.03/16

 

Discuss need for a Congressional Resolution on Vietnam and discuss cloture on the civil rights bill.



3831

RFK

6/23/64

3:11P

WH6406.13/18

 

Three civil rights workers missing in Mississippi.



3433

RFK

5/13/64

4:05P

WH6405.06/1

 

Discuss civil rights cloture vote.



3699

RFK

6/11/64

6:11P

WH6406.06/15

 

LBJ thanks RFK for his letter offering to go to Vietnam.



3800

RFK

6/20/64

6:45P

WH6406.12/3

 

LBJ asks about Edward Kennedy following Edward Kennedy's airplane crash. Mrs. Kennedy joins the conversation. Poor quality tape.



3539-3540

RFK

5/28/64

11:45A

WH6405.11/9-10

 

Discuss civil rights, Vietnam. Near end, LBJ tells RFK how much he needs him and doesn't like stories about tension between them.


Missing Civil Rights Workers

The conversations on 6/23/64 tell a dramatic story of the civil rights workers who were missing in Mississippi. Here a some of the highlights:

Citation No.

Speaker

Date

Time

Tape Number and PNO


3831

RFK

6/23/64

3:11P

WH6406.13/18

 

RFK advises LBJ to make statement.



3836

James Eastland

6/23/64

3:59P

WH6406.14/3

 

Eastland believes that the civil rights workers have disappeared as a publicity stunt.



3837

J. Edgar Hoover

6/23/64

4:05P

WH6406.14/4

 

Hoover informs LBJ that civil rights workers car has been found and is on fire.



3845

James Eastland

6/23/64

4:25P

WH6406.14/12

 

Eastland spoke to Governor Paul Johnson. Johnson would agree to have impartial observer come to Mississippi. LBJ tells Eastland that the car has been found.



3864

Lee White

6/23/64

6:30P

WH6406.15/7

 

White evaluates LBJ meeting with parents of workers.