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Educator, government official. Faculty member, Harvard Business School (1955-1961); special assistant to Senator Benjamin Smith of Massachusetts (1961); staff assistant to President Kennedy (1961-1963); Tariff Commissioner (1963-1967); president, Center for Business-Government Relations (1969-1971); Director, John F. Kennedy Library (1972-1986); fa...
Battle discusses his friendship with John F. Kennedy when they were both PT boat commanders in World War II, the 1960 presidential campaign in West Virginia and Virginia, and his appointment as Ambassador to Australia.
Battle discusses the internal politics of the Virginia delegation to the Democratic National Convention in 1956 and 1960; his appointment as ambassador to Australia; conflicts, both active and political, that arose in the South Pacific during his tenure as ambassador, including West New Guinea (West Irian), Malaysian independence, and the Vietnam W...
Battle discusses the effect of racism and John F. Kennedy's (JFK) Catholicism on the 1960 primary and presidential elections in West Virginia and Virginia; JFK’s presidential campaigns in those states; Howard W. Smith’s control of the House Rules Committee; and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign.
Battle and his wife Barry discuss John F. Kennedy (JFK) during World War II, the P.T. 109 incident, and their friendship with JFK and Robert F. Kennedy, among other issues.
Bernhard discusses the often contentious relations between the Commission on Civil Rights, John F. Kennedy’s White House, and the Justice Department, especially after a report and recommendations that the Commission made about Mississippi, among other issues.
Booker discusses African Americans’ disappointment with and distrust of John F. Kennedy (JFK) due to his lack of action on civil rights in Congress; his experience with the 1960 Kennedy-for-President campaign, JFK and Robert F. Kennedy's awareness of civil rights during the Presidency.
Byrne discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) campaigns for the House of Representatives, Senate, and presidency; JFK’s relationships with other Massachusetts Democrats, including Foster Furcolo and John William McCormack; and JFK’s influence on Massachusetts political races, among other issues.
Cahill discusses Democratic politics in Massachusetts and nationally from the 1910s to 1960s, touching in particular upon John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald’s political career, John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) 1946 congressional campaign, and the 1956 Democratic National Convention at which JFK was nominated for vice president, among other issues.
Chapin he discusses his work on behalf of the Democratic National Committee for the 1960 Democratic National Convention, the 1960 Kennedy-for-President campaign’s voter registration drive, and campaign efforts towards African American voters, among other issues.
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