Lyndon Johnson

WH6507-04-8343

Date: 
Thursday, July 15, 1965 - 2:50pm - 2:54pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Robert Byrd
Location: 
White House Telephone
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Editor's note: The volume of Byrd's side of the conversation is very low and is difficult to make out at times. This draft transcript should be used with caution.

K6311-01A-24

Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 1963
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Edward Kennedy
Location: 
White House Telephone
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Published in The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson: The Kennedy Assassination and the Transfer of Power,
November 1963–January 1964, Volume One, November 22-30, 1963
, edited by Max Holland (New York: W.W. Norton, 2005), p.125

WH6812-03-13832

Date: 
Monday, December 30, 1968
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Edward Kennedy
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
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WH6806-01-13113

Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Edward Kennedy
Location: 
Mansion
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A few minutes fter midnight on June 5, 1968, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot shortly after claiming victory in the California Democratic primary in Los Angeles. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.  

WH6503-01-7006

Date: 
Monday, March 1, 1965
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Edward Kennedy
Location: 
Oval Office
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The recording begins while the conversation is already in progress.

WH6411-04-6166

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.

WH6506-06-8180

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?

WH6607-01-10405

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.

WH6412-01-6609

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.

WH6502-04-6852

Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower
Location: 
Oval Office
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Dwight Eisenhower: Thank you.
 
Unidentified: Ready, sir.
 
President Johnson: How was your trip?
 

WH6701-09-11415

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?

WH6812-02-13821

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

WH6509-07-8902

Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Joseph Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, Ann Gargan
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