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Highlights of LBJ's Telephone Conversations: September 1964 - October 1964

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Citation No.: 5493
Speaker: ANATOLY DOBRYNIN
Tape: WH6409.06            Program No.: 1
Length: 3:22

Date: 9/04/64
Time: 2:00P
To/From: F
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "AMBASSADOR OF SOVIET UNION"

Topics: DOBRYNIN PASSES ON PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV EXPRESSING HIS REGARDS TO LBJ, HIS VIEWS ON US FOREIGN POLICY IN TONKIN GULF INCIDENT, CYPRUS, CONGO, AND ON US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, SAYING KHRUSHCHEV "WILL VOTE FOR LBJ"


Citation No.: 5516
Speaker: WILLIAM SCRANTON
Tape: WH6409.07             Program No.: 9
Length: 5:43

Date: 9/07/64
Time: 4:10P
To/From: F
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments:

Topics: LBJ REPORTS THAT APPALACHIA BILL IS 25 VOTES SHORT OF PASSAGE IN HOUSE, DISCUSSES STRATEGY OF SENATE PASSAGE FIRST; SCRANTON DISCUSSES LACK OF SUPPORT BY TERRY SANFORD, ALBERTIS HARRISON; HUGH SCOTT'S HELP; LBJ TEASES SCRANTON ABOUT BEING A REPUBLICAN


Citation No.: 5537
Speaker: HARRY TRUMAN
Tape: WH6409.08             Program No.: 7
Length: 3:41

Date: 9/08/64
Time: 6:43P
To/From: T
Other Speakers: JAMES WEBB
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: LBJ IS MEETING WITH JAMES WEBB AT TIME OF CALL

Topics: LBJ ASKS TRUMAN HOW HE, HIS FAMILY ARE DOING; WEBB REMINISCES ABOUT PAST MEETINGS WITH TRUMAN; TRUMAN TELLS WEBB HE BELIEVES LBJ WILL BE ONE OF COUNTRY'S GREATEST PRESIDENTS; LBJ TELLS TRUMAN HE WANTS TO COME VISIT HIM, DISCUSSES ROY ROBERTS' ENDORSEMENT


Citation No.: 5591
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6409.10             Program No.: 21
Length: 0:51

Date: 9/18/64
Time: 10:18A
To/From: F
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments:

Topics: MCNAMARA REPORTS THAT LATEST INFORMATION INDICATES THAT 4 PT BOATS ARE ATTACKING 2 US DESTROYERS IN TONKIN GULF AND ATTACK APPEARS TO BE INTENTIONAL, TELLS LBJ THAT JCS IS DISCUSSING POSSIBLE RETALIATORY ACTION FOR HIS CONSIDERATION


Citation No.: 5593
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6409.11             Program No.: 1
Length: 9:27

Date: 9/18/64
Time: 11:46A
To/From: F
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments:

Topics: MCNAMARA GIVES LBJ REPORT ON PT BOATS' ATTACK ON US DESTROYERS IN TONKIN GULF, DISCUSSES POSSIBLE RETALIATORY ACTION, NEED TO MAKE PRESS STATEMENT; LBJ CAUTIONS ABOUT ACTING HASTILY WITHOUT ADEQUATE PROOF OF ATTACK; ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW WEAPONS SYSTEM


Citation No.: 5606
Speaker: RICHARD RUSSELL
Tape: WH6409.11             Program No.: 14
Length: 15:25

Date: 9/18/64
Time: 7:54P
To/From: F
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "(RET. HIS CALL)"; RUSSELL ON HOLD 1:20; DAILY DIARY INDICATES LBJ IS MEETING WITH MCGEORGE BUNDY AT TIME OF CALL; PREVIOUSLY OPENED IN PART ON TAPE K64.02, PNO 2; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: FINDINGS OF WARREN COMMISSION ON JFK ASSASSINATION; BULLET THAT HIT JOHN CONNALLY; LEE HARVEY OSWALD; ALLEGED ATTACK IN TONKIN GULF; PRESS STORY ON GEORGIA DISASTER AREAS; APPOINTMENT OF MILLS LANE TO COMSAT BOARD; GEORGIA POLITICS; CHARLES DANIEL


Citation No.: 5630
Speaker: MCGEORGE BUNDY
Tape: WH6409.13             Program No.: 5
Length: 3:32

Date: 9/21/64
Time: 6:55P
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: BUNDY RECOMMENDS THAT WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, NOT ADLAI STEVENSON, RESPOND FOLLOWING GOLDWATER'S UPCOMING MEETING WITH EISENHOWER; DISCUSSION OF TIME MAGAZINE STORY AND GOLDWATER'S STATEMENTS ON DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS


Citation No.: 5654
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6409.14             Program No.: 12
Length: 1:30

Date: 9/24/64
Time: 11:47A
To/From: T
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: BRIEF OFFICE CONVERSATION PRECEDES CALL

Topics: MCNAMARA REPORTS EARLE WHEELER, ANDREW GOODPASTER WILL MEET WITH EISENHOWER, RELAYS EISENHOWER'S COMMENT TO WHEELER THAT NO ONE SHOULD MAKE STATEMENT ABOUT DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS EXCEPT THE PRESIDENT; NORSTAD'S STATEMENT ON ISSUE


Citation No.: 5691
Speaker: EARLE WHEELER
Tape: WH6409.15             Program No.: 15
Length: 5:14

Date: 9/26/64
Time: 11:52A
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; WHEELER ON HOLD 1:00

Topics: WHEELER REPORTS ON MEETING WITH EISENHOWER ABOUT DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS; EISENHOWER'S RECOMMENDATIONS THAT DETAILED DISCLOSURE OF AUTHORITY NOT BE MADE AND HIS MEETING WITH WHEELER NOT BE REPORTED; RUMORS OF COUP IN SOUTH VIETNAM


Citation No.: 5813
Speaker: GEORGE MAHON
Tape: WH6410.01             Program No.: 13
Length: 12:37

Date: 10/02/64
Time: 2:50P
To/From: F
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments:

Topics: DISCUSSION OF TACTICS TO GET AUTHORIZATION TO SPEND APPROPRIATION FOR APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION PRIOR TO PASSAGE OF APPALACHIA BILL; USE OF PRESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY FUNDS; INCREASE IN UNEMPLOYMENT, DECREASE IN FEDERAL SPENDING DURING LBJ'S PRESIDENCY


Citation No.: 5868
Speaker: WALTER JENKINS
Tape: WH6410.07             Program No.: 6
Length: 15:00

Date: 10/10/64
Time: 8:21P
To/From: T
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO; OFFICE CONVERSATION IN BACKGROUND DURING CONVERSATION

Topics: MARIE FEHMER ATTENDING CHURCH TOMORROW; POLLS; JENKINS REPORTS ON CALLS; CAMPAIGN SUPPLIES; NEW MEXICO; MARY LASKER, SWEARING-IN OF KENNEDY CENTER TRUSTEES; RFK'S REQUEST FOR LBJ'S HELP; DNC; MCNAMARA PRESS APPEARANCES; GOLDWATER AND JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY


Citation No.: 5876
Speaker: ABE FORTAS
Tape: WH6410.08             Program No.: 6
Length: 15:03

Date: 10/14/64
Time: 3:56P
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "NEW YORK C."; FORTAS IS MEETING WITH CLARK CLIFFORD AT TIME OF CALL; CLIFFORD IS LISTED ON SLIP BUT DOES NOT SPEAK; POOR SOUND QUALITY; LBJ HOARSE, FORTAS DIFFICULT TO HEAR; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: FORTAS TELLS LBJ THAT WALTER JENKINS HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR NERVOUS EXHAUSTION FOLLOWING HIS ARREST LAST WEEK ON MORALS CHARGE; FORTAS' AND CLIFFORD'S EFFORTS TO SUPPRESS NEWS STORIES OF ARREST; JENKINS' 1959 ARREST; POSSIBLE EFFECTS ON CAMPAIGN


Citation No.: 5877
Speaker: ABE FORTAS
Tape: WH6410.08             Program No.: 7
Length: 10:35

Date: 10/14/64
Time: 3:56P
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "NEW YORK C."; FORTAS IS MEETING WITH CLARK CLIFFORD DURING CALL; CLIFFORD LISTED ON SLIP BUT DOES NOT SPEAK; POOR SOUND QUALITY; LBJ HOARSE, FORTAS DIFFICULT TO HEAR; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: FURTHER DISCUSSION OF ARREST OF WALTER JENKINS ON MORALS CHARGE AND POSSIBLE PRESS STORIES ABOUT INCIDENT


Citation No.: 5895
Speaker: LADY BIRD JOHNSON
Tape: WH6410.11             Program No.: 5
Length: 12:49

Date: 10/15/64
Time: 9:12A
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "NYC"; LBJ? ON HOLD 0:45 BEFORE CONVERSATION BEGINS

Topics: LADY BIRD JOHNSON DISCUSSES WAYS TO OFFER SUPPORT TO WALTER AND MARJORIE JENKINS FOLLOWING HIS ARREST ON MORALS CHARGE; MARJORIE JENKINS' VIEW OF INCIDENT; DISCUSSION OF NEED TO BALANCE PERSONAL FEELINGS WITH CONCERNS OF OFFICE OF PRESIDENT


Citation No.: 5926
Speaker: BILLY GRAHAM
Tape: WH6410.13             Program No.: 6
Length: 3:28

Date: 10/20/64
Time: 5:00P
To/From: F
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: GRAHAM ON HOLD 0:35; INAUDIBLE OFFICE CONVERSATION PRECEDES CALL; DAILY DIARY INDICATES LBJ IS MEETING WITH JOHN "JACK" SUTHERLAND AT TIME OF CALL

Topics: GRAHAM TELLS LBJ HE HAS BEEN PRAYING FOR HIM; LBJ DISCUSSES HIS PROBLEMS WITH USSR, CHINA, WALTER JENKINS' ARREST; GRAHAM EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR LBJ, SYMPATHY FOR WALTER JENKINS; LBJ INVITES GRAHAM TO WH FOR VISIT SATURDAY NIGHT, TO HOLD SERVICES ON SUNDAY


Citation No.: 5968
Speaker: ROBERT KENNEDY
Tape: WH6410.15             Program No.: 1
Length: 5:20

Date: 10/26/64
Time: 11:45P
To/From: T
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "NYC"; LBJ PUTS RFK ON HOLD DURING CONVERSATION TO CHECK ON ARRANGEMENTS FOR TRIP TO NEW YORK

Topics: LBJ DISCUSSES HIS TRIP TO SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA, EXPRESSES PESSIMISM ABOUT CARRYING THEM; RFK ASKS LBJ TO HAVE MOTORCADE THROUGH LONG ISLAND ON UPCOMING TRIP TO NEW YORK; LBJ'S DELAWARE TRIP; EFFORTS TO DEFEAT JOHN WILLIAMS; NEGRO VOTE


Citation No.: 5989
Speaker: J. EDGAR HOOVER
Tape: WH6410.16             Program No.: 7
Length: 6:23

Date: 10/31/64
Time: 10:35A
To/From: ?
Transcribed: N
Restriction: C-SAN

Comments: "PRIOR TO ELECTION"; TIME AND DATE FROM DAILY DIARY

Topics: RUMORS OF REPUBLICAN "BOMBSHELL" REPORT ON UNNAMED CABINET OFFICER; NAVY DEPT INVESTIGATION; WALTER JENKINS INCIDENT; DREW PEARSON TIP THAT JENKINS WAS FRAMED; NEED FOR SECURITY RECHECKS; EISENHOWER'S, JFK'S POLICY ON INVESTIGATIONS OF CABINET, STAFF