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Oral Histories -- Cyrus R. Vance

Cyrus Vance and President Johnson; Image Number W532-20

Cyrus R. Vance (1917-2002)

Special Counsel to the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, Senate Armed Services Committee, 1957-1960; General Counsel, Department of Defense, 1961-1962; Secretary of the Army, 1962-1963; Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1964-1967; President Johnson's representative in Detroit, Michigan, during the Detroit Riots, 1967; Special Representative of the President to Cyprus, 1967, to Korea, 1968; U.S. Negotiator, Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam, 1968-1969.

PDF Cyrus Vance Interview I
PDF Cyrus Vance Interview II
PDF Cyrus Vance Interview III

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Cyrus Vance attached a copy of his report on the Detroit Riots to his oral history interviews. Links to the text of the report and several appendices to the report appear below:

Text of the "Final Report of Cyrus R. Vance, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Concerning the Detroit Riots, July 23 through August 2, 1967"

Appendix BB: [Text of] Proclamation and Executive Order, July 24, 1967

Appendix G: [Text of] Chronology of Major Events,
July 24 - August 2, 1967


Appendix H: [Text of] Chronology of Major Occasions on which States have Requested Federal Assistance in Suppressing Domestic Violence

For other Appendices, contact the LBJ Library by phone at 512-721-0212 or by mail at 2313 Red River, Austin, TX 78705.

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