Lyndon Johnson

WH6408-21-4952

Date: 
Saturday, August 15, 1964 - 12:45pm - 12:50pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Dean Rusk
Location: 
Unknown
Listen: 


President Johnson was meeting with George Reedy and Horace Busby at the time of this call. President Johnson was on speakerphone.

Operators connect the call. 

Dean Rusk: Hello?

President Johnson: Mr. Secretary?

Rusk: Yes, sir.

WH6408-28-5026

Date: 
Tuesday, August 18, 1964 - 6:35pm - 6:39pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Dean Rusk, George Ball
Location: 
Unknown
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Secretary of State Dean Rusk was meeting with Deputy Secretary of State George Ball at the time of this call.

The conversation has already begun when the recording starts. President Johnson is on the speakerphone.

Dean Rusk: [Unclear] down there, including us, of course.

WH6611-07-11062

Date: 
Monday, November 28, 1966
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Dean Rusk
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


The recording starts after the conversation has already begun.

WH6612-13-11226

Date: 
Friday, December 30, 1966
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, George Meany
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


The conversation has already begun when the recording starts.

President Johnson: --and I hope you had a good Christmas?

George Meany: Very good.

President Johnson: Are you getting ready to go down to Miami?

Meany: No, no, no. I'll be here.

WH6701-02-11331

Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 1967
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Joseph Keenan
Listen: 


White House Operator: Ready, sir.

President Johnson: Hello.

Joseph Keenan: Hello?

President Johnson: Hi, Joe.

Keenan: How are you?

President Johnson: [Unclear] thank you.

WH6610-03-10925

Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 1966
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert Anderson
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Robert Anderson: How are you doing, Mr. President?

President Johnson: Fine, Bob.

Anderson: I got to thinking about this new department you're going to set up for transportation.

WH6702-01-11510

Date: 
Friday, February 3, 1967
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, John Macy
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


The conversation has already begun when the recording starts.

President Johnson: --making some enemies on our appointments, and we've really got to watch it. Your poor old boss over here can't hire people to hurt him and--

John Macy: [Unclear.]

WH6608-13-10646

Date: 
Saturday, August 27, 1966
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Warren Magnuson
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


President Johnson: Hello.

Warren "Maggie" Magnuson: Hello.

President Johnson: Hi, Maggie.

Magnuson: Happy birthday.

President Johnson: Thank you.

WH6608-13-10642

Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 1966
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, George Meany
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


The conversation has already begun when the recording starts.

President Johnson: --give you this other appointment.

George Meany: Yes.

WH6606-03-10224

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 1966
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara
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Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara updated President Johnson on conversations he had had to bring the chief of the US Army of Engineers, Lieutenant General William Cassidy, into line on the White House's position on the Department of Transportation Bill.

WH6611-02-11020

Date: 
Sunday, November 6, 1966 - 7:25pm - 7:30pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harold Holt
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
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Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt called LBJ to wish him well on his impending operation and to follow-up on LBJ's recent visit to Australia, the first official visit by a sitting U.S. President to Australia. Holt and Johnson had first met in 1942 in Melbourne when Johnson was stationed in the region.

WH6507-02-8311-8312-8313

Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1965 - 8:05pm - 8:35pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Location: 
Unknown
Listen: 


Martin Luther King, Jr.: Hello?

President Johnson: Yes?

King: Yes, President Johnson?

President Johnson: Yes.

King: This is Martin King.

President Johnson: Yes.

King: How do you do, sir?

WH6501-04-6736

Date: 
Friday, January 15, 1965 - 12:06pm - 12:30pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr.
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


In responding to Dr. King's suggestion for the appointment of African American to a Cabinet-level post, Johnson laid out his priorities on racial matters, particularly in legislation and in Cabinet-level appointments.

WH6809-04-13432-13433

Date: 
Monday, September 30, 1968 - 6:45pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jim Jones, Walt Rostow
Location: 
White House Telephone
Listen: 


Editorial Note: The State Department Office of the Historian transcribed this conversation and published the transcript in: FRUS, 1964-68: 7: Document 38. The version published here has been revised and updated by the Presidential Recordings Program.

WH6508-07-8578

Date: 
Friday, August 20, 1965 - 5:10pm - 5:24pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr.
Location: 
Unknown
Listen: 


President Johnson: Hello?

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Hello?

President Johnson: Yes, Dr. King.

King: Yes, Mr. President, how are you today?

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