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On 13 June, Henry Cabot Lodge asked that President Johnson grant his request to resign as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam. Lodge had indicated that he was resigning due to reasons of...
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Civil rights activists James Chaney, Michael “Mickey” Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman had been missing since June 21, 1964 and were presumed to be murdered. The FBI was leading a massive investigation that would...
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Arthur Krock, the longtime columnist for the New York Times, spoke to Johnson about Clare Boothe Luce's recent criticism of Johnson's Vietnam policy. Johnson then reported on her call to him on 2...
Luther Hodges, a racial moderate, was the former governor of North Carolina and the current secretary of commerce. The Community Relations Service (CRS), a creation of the Civil Rights Act designed to mediate...
Special Assistant Larry O'Brien, Johnson's chief liaison to Congress, called with mixed news. The Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee had voted to report the economic opportunity bill, which formed the legislative core...
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White House Counsel and civil rights liaison Lee White informed Johnson that he had little news to report about the Mississippi civil rights investigation, but did pass along information about positive reviews the...
Johnson and O'Brien discussed the upcoming legislative schedule, and in particular the potential roadblocks that might impede progress of the economic opportunity bill. Johnson read a letter indicating that if necessary, he would...
President Johnson held high hopes for the Community Relations Service (CRS), a federal agency created by the Civil Rights Act to mediate racial disputes. Over the past two weeks, Johnson had labored...
Senator Spessard Holland (D-Florida) affirmed his approval of LeRoy Collins as Community Relations Service (CRS) director before lobbying Johnson to appoint a friend of Holland's to the U.S. Court of Claims. Although Johnson...
Following up on his conversation with the President, Kennedy immediately called Johnson's secretary to report that the Department of Justice had sent over a memorandum on the marshal question within the last week....
Press Secretary Reedy reported that AP reporter Frank Cormier had made a correction of a story for the Associated Press....
Robert Kennedy's assistant phoned with the statement for President Johnson to use regarding federal marshals....
On this day, J. Edgar Hoover was opening a new FBI field office in Mississippi, a state without such a unit since 1946. Under intense pressure from the White House, the FBI...
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Home of Atlanta, the "City Too Busy to Hate," the state of Georgia was not immune to white supremacist violence. Several shootings had occurred over the past few months, but only after...
When J. Edgar Hoover opened the new FBI field office in Jackson, Mississippi, on 10 July, he told reporters that he believed that missing CORE activists James Chaney, Michael "Mickey" Schwerner, and...
Almost immediately after Robert Kennedy had given him news that the bodies found in Louisiana were "evidently" not Chaney, Schwerner, or Goodman, Johnson sought an update from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover....
President Johnson asked Frank Stanton, president of CBS, to undertake a fact-finding trip to Vietnam in the fall of 1964. As the Washington Post reported, Johnson directed Stanton to "take a hard look...
Beginning on 14 July, stories culled from UPI and other sources about North Vietnamese units operating in South Vietnam began to appear in the American press.See "North Viet-Nam Troops Are Reported in South," Washington...
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Robert Anderson, the former secretary of the Treasury under Eisenhower, and Tommy "The Cork" Corcoran, the New Dealer and Democratic Party insider, informed Johnson of their plans to assist his campaign by lobbying...