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    Kenneth M. Birkhead Personal Papers
    1943-1979

    Government official. Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Liaison (1961-68). Correspondence, memorandums, reports, news clippings, and photographs pertaining to the Department of Agriculture and Democratic politics.

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    Birkhead, Kenneth M.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 July 1964

    Birkhead discusses his interactions with John F. Kennedy (JFK), during JFK’s years in the U.S. Congress, the 1960 presidential campaign, and the evolution of JFK’s knowledge of and views on agriculture, among other issues.

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    Douglas, Paul H.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 June 1964

    Douglas discusses his memories of John F. Kennedy as a Senator and as President, including their work on labor and civil rights legislation, among other issues.

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    Ellis, Clyde T.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/5/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 April 1965

    Ellis discusses JFK’s early voting record concerning conservation and public power, JFK’s relation with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), and results of the foreign aid program, among other issues.

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    Fitzgerald, Ray V.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 June 1964

    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.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Hazen, Howard H.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/17/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 January 1966

    In this interview Hazen discusses how he came to support JFK for the 1960 presidential nomination; Paul Corbin and JFK’s campaign in Wisconsin’s seventh district during both the primary and the general election; how Republicans in the seventh district voted in the Wisconsin primary and the general election; JFK’s ignorance of how the farm economy w...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Hedrick, Robert E.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/29/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 July 1964

    In this interview Hedrick discusses how he first became interested in John F. Kennedy [JFK] as a presidential candidate and initial interactions with him; the 1960 West Virginia [WV] presidential primary; the economics of Randolph County, WV; the issue of religion during JFK’s 1960 campaign; the Douglas Committee and legislation; forestry and Rando...

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    Herschel D. Newsom Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/21/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 September 1967

    This interview focuses on the relationship of the National Grange and other farm organizations to the Kennedy administration, the 1960 presidential election, and the 1960 presidential campaign, among other topics.

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    Arthur T. Thompson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 June 1964

    This interview focuses on discussions of the farm problem before and during John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] presidency, the 1960 Farm conference and rally in Iowa, and recollections of JFK’s assassination and the following days, among other issues.

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    Robert C. Weaver Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 10/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 October 1964

    Weaver discusses the contributions of the Kennedy Administration and John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] personality in relation to urban and rural societies and urbanization. He discusses his relationship with White House staff as well as those within the Housing and Home Finance Agency, among other issues.

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