JFKWHP-AR6295-R (crop): Deputy Special Counsel to the President Myer "Mike" Feldman, 25 January 1961

Myer "Mike" Feldman held the post of Deputy Special Counsel to the President throughout the Kennedy Administration. He served with Assistant Special Counsel Lee C. White directly under Special Counsel to the President Theodore C. Sorensen. Feldman worked on a wide range of programs, issues, and proposed legislation. He also monitored the Middle East and foreign trade matters for the President. Feldman handled most business requests to the White House relating to tariffs, airline routes, and subsidies and was one of the White House assistants responsible for briefing the President for his press conferences.





1914 June 22, Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1935 B.S., Wharton School

1938 LL.B., University of Pennsylvania

1946 - 1954 Special Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

1955 - 1957 Counsel, Banking and Currency Commission, U.S. Senate

1958 - 1961 Legislative Assistant to John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1964 Deputy Special Counsel to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

1964 - 1965 Counsel to President Johnson

1965 Founding Partner, Ginzburg and Feldman, Washington, DC

2007 March 1, Died

See also

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Oral History Project