John Kennedy

Dictabelt 10B.4

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Henry Fowler
Location: 
White House Telephone
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As part of a cost-cutting effort, Internal Revenue Service head Mortimer Caplin had announced a reorganization plan projected to save $5 million a year.

Dictabelt 10B.3

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Larry O'Brien
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[The taping begins while the conversation is already in progress.]

President Kennedy: . . . Boston, which gives them a pretty good little issue.

Lawrence O'Brien: Yeah.

Dictabelt 10B.2

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Willard Wirtz
Location: 
White House Telephone
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W. Willard Wirtz: Hello?

President Kennedy: How are you?

Wirtz: Good.

President Kennedy: You got a statement you might make tomorrow in connection with unemployment?

Dictabelt 10A.6

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Clark Clifford
Location: 
White House Telephone
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[The taping begins while the conversation is already in progress.]

Clark Clifford: . . . well--

President Kennedy: You heard about that?

Dictabelt 10A.5

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Larry O'Brien
Location: 
White House Telephone
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Operator: Ready, sir.

President Kennedy: Oh, hello, [Lawrence] Larry [O'Brien]?1

  • 1. Lawrence F. (Larry) O'Brien served as a special assistant to the President for Congressional relations.

Dictabelt 10A.4

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Richard Helms
Location: 
White House Telephone
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At a joint news conference on February 28 with House Minority Leader Charles A.

Dictabelt 10A.2

Participants: 
John Kennedy, McGeorge Bundy
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At a joint news conference on February 28 with House Minority Leader Charles A.

Dictabelt 10A.3

Participants: 
John Kennedy, McGeorge Bundy
Location: 
White House Telephone
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At a joint news conference on February 28 with House Minority Leader Charles A.

Dictabelt 06A.2

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Pat Brown, Jerry Brown
Location: 
White House Telephone
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In this telephone call, the only two men to have ever beaten Richard Nixon in elections compared notes. The call took place the day after the November 6, 1962, mid-term elections. 

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 41.2

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower
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.

President Kennedy: Hello?

Operator: Yes, please.

President Kennedy: Oh, is the General on there?

Dictabelt 41.4

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Herbert Hoover
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.

Herbert Hoover: It seems to me these recent events are rather incredible.

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.

Dictabelt 11B4-11C1

Participants: 
John Kennedy, Edward Kennedy
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