Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960
This folder contains a transcript of a press conference held by Vice President-elect Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Robert S. Kerr, and Representative John J. Rooney in Palm Beach, Florida. Vice President-elect Johnson begins the press conference by announcing Senator Kerr as Chairman of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences and Congressman Rooney as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee. The Vice President-elect, Senator Kerr, and Congressman Rooney go on to answer questions from the press regarding the space program, the missile gap, and strengthening the foreign service program by appointing career diplomats and increasing representation allowances as needed.