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Accountant, investigator. Special consultant to President Kennedy (1961-1963). Materials relating to investigations of Peace Corps activities and to stockpiling of materials for national emergency.
Businessman, New Hampshire political figure, government official. Mayor of Laconia, NH (1955-59); Kennedy campaign worker (1960); Deputy Administrator, Administrator, General Services Administration (1961-64); Deputy Director, Office of Economic Opportunity (1965-68). Correspondence, memorandums, appointment books, schedules and speech files relati...
Ailes talks about the Reserves and the National Guard, and discusses the reorganization of those forces.
Ailes talks about the organization of the government’s civil defense efforts, and also touches on issues of civil rights and discrimination in the military.
Andolsek discusses President Kennedy’s work on reorganizing the civil service retirement fund, the 1960 Democratic National Convention and presidential campaign, and John F. Kennedy’s Senate years, among other issues.
Brown discusses his job description; the factors that went into his, Robert S. McNamara’s, and John F. Kennedy’s decision making about whether or not a particular weapons system should be developed, and the Nike Zeus and Nike X missile systems, among other issues.
Enthoven discusses his impressions of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and his work applying systems analysis to Defense Department problems, among other issues.
Fay discusses Jacqueline Kennedy’s relationship with Ethel Kennedy, John F. Kennedy’s personal friends, Lafayette Square, balance of payments, his relationship and opinions of Robert S. McNamara, and cost effectiveness and systems analysis in the Department of Defense, among other issues.
In this interview Fitzgerald discusses his first time meeting John F. Kennedy [JFK]; JFK’s campaign visit to South Dakota in September 1960; the importance of agriculture in JFK’s Administration; the reaction to JFK’s death in agricultural fields; and the role of agricultural committees in civil defense, among other issues.
This interview focuses on the Skybolt Crisis and the inner workers of the Defense Department and related agencies during the Kennedy administration.
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