Harry Truman

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Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Bess Truman
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
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This call took place the day after the 1964 presidential election. Johnson had defeated Republican Senator Barry Goldwater in a landslide.

President Johnson: Hello?

Harry Truman: Hello?

President Johnson: Hello?

WH6409-08-5537

Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, James Webb
Location: 
Mansion
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Harry Truman: Well, yes, how are you Mr. President?

President Johnson: I just wanted to tell you I loved you and I hadn’t heard from you and see how you’re doing.

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Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Arthur Goldberg
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Truman's side of the conversation is difficult to hear.

President Johnson: Mr. President?

Harry Truman: Yes, Mr. President.

President Johnson: How you feeling?

Truman: Well, I’m feeling pretty good, and I hope you are.

WH6507-08-8404

Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman
Location: 
Mansion
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The operators connect the call.

President Johnson: Hello?

Harry Truman: Hello?

President Johnson: How are you our friend?

Truman: Well, how are you Mr. President?

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Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Lady Bird Johnson, Luci Baines Johnson
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
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President Johnson: Hello?

Harry Truman: Hello?

President Johnson: Mr. President?

Truman: Well, how are you?

President Johnson: I read on the ticker where you were thinking about going to Israel.

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Date: 
Monday, December 14, 1964 - 10:10am
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman
Location: 
Unknown
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President Johnson: Mr. President?

Harry Truman: Well, how are you?

President Johnson: What are you doing staying out so late at night? You young people ought to get to bed.

Dictabelt 41.3

Time: 
12:16
Participants: 
John Kennedy, Harry Truman
Location: 
White House Telephone
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Published in Philip Zelikow and Ernest May, eds., The Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy: The Great Crises, volume 3 (New York: W.W. Norton, 2001), pp.522-23.

Operator: Yes, sir.

President Kennedy: President Truman, please.

Dictabelt 24A.1

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Harry Truman
Location: 
White House Telephone
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President Kennedy: Hello?
 
Harry Truman: Mr. President?
 
President Kennedy: How are you?
 

Dictabelt 23C.2

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Harry Truman
Location: 
White House Telephone
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The recordings begins after the conversation has begun.

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Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman
Location: 
Mansion
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President Johnson: Mr. President I’m so glad to hear you.

Harry Truman: Well, I’m glad to hear you. How are you doing?

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Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 1968 - 5:41pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Lady Bird Johnson, Bess Truman
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Harry Truman: Yes?

Operator: It’s President Johnson, sir.

President Johnson: I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and tell you that you are loved.

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