January 1963 President Kennedy's Schedule

 

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January 1963- President Kennedy's Schedule

1 The President and the First Lady attended church at St Mary's. In the afternoon President Kennedy attends the University of Alabama - University of Oklahoma football game. Miami, Florida.
2 President and Mrs. Kennedy cruise aboard the Honey Fitz and have lunch at the Vanderbilt estate. Lantana, Florida.
3 Meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman. Palm Beach, Florida.
4 President Kennedy attends the funeral of Senator Robert Kerr of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.
5 Meeting with Secretary of State Rusk and Ambassador to NATO Thomas K. Finletter, Palm Beach, Florida. The President and the First Lady spent the evening at the home of Ambassador Earl Smith.
6 President and Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, and guests cruise aboard the Honey Fitz, Palm Beach, Florida.
7 President Kennedy, Vice President Johnson and party go for cruise. Palm Beach, Florida.
8 In the morning the President took one last cruise on the Honey Fitz. In the afternoon he returned to Washington. His first meeting was with LBJ, Douglas Dillon, Henry Fowler, Lawrence O'Brien and Theodore Sorensen. He then met with Dillon, Gordon and Sorensen. He followed that meeting with one with Rusk, McNamara and McCone. He next met with a Bipartisan Group of Congressman and Senators. The President and the First Lady had dinner at the French Embassy at then at 10:00 PM went to the National Gallery of Art for the unveiling of painting the Mona Lisa.
9 The President began his day with a breakfast with Legislative Leaders. He then participated in the swearing in ceremony of Kathryn Granahan to be the Treasurer of the US. The President next met with Eugerie Anderson the US Ambassador to Bulgaria. The President then met with Congressman Herbert Bonner, and then with Congressman Wirtz. The President presented the Distinguished Service Medal to General Laure Norsted. After lunch the President met with Raymond Hare the US Ambassador to Turkey. He then met with Llewellyn Thompson and McGeorge Bundy. The President next met with Meeting with Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasiliy Kuznetsov and Ambassador of the Soviet Union Anatoly Dobrynin. Later in the evening the President met with Robert Kennedy.
10 The President began his day with a meeting with Senator and Mrs Daniel Inouye. President Kennedy next hosted a Cabinet meeting. The President next had a meeting with President-Elect Juan Bosch of the Dominican Republic. After lunch the President met with David Lawrence. He then met with Governor Terry Sanford. The President next met with Chester Bowles. The President had dinner with Joseph Alsop and Arthur Schlesinger.
11 The President began his day with a meeting with Douglas Mac Arthur II the US Ambassador to Belgium. The President had a meeting with George Meany together with Willard Wirtz. The President then had a meeting on Foreign agricultural relations. The President met with Amjad Ali the head of Pakistan's Investment Promotion Board. The President next met with Jack Bell of Associated Press.
12 The President began his day with a meeting on Cuba. The meeting was attended by LBJ,Rusk, McNamara, Taylor, McCone, Nitze, Tyler, Kitcher, McNaughton, and Bundy. The same people then stayed for a meeting on NASA. Following that the President had a meeting with Rusk, Foster, Fisher, Wiesner and Bundy on Nuclear testing . The President traveled to Glen Ora late in the day.
13 President and Mrs. Kennedy attend Mass at the Middleburg, Virginia, Community Center.
14 The President returned to the White House and met with his advisors. The President and Mrs Kennedy departed the White House at 12:10 and headed to the Capital. At 12:33 the President delivered the State of the Union Address. The President met with Jo Grimond the leader to British Liberal Party. In the evening the President attended a dinner at the Mayflower Hotel in honor of General Norstad who was retiring as the commander of NATO.
15 The President began his day with a breakfast with Legislative Leaders. The President met with August R Lindt the Ambassador of Switzerland. After lunch the President met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The President next met with Anthony Celebrezze, Francis Keppel, Wilubr Cohen, Lawrence O'Brien and Theodore Sorensen. Next the President had a meeting with Dean Rusk, Robert McNamara, and McGeorge Bundy to discuss Vietnam, Cuba, NATO, and the multilateral force. The President ended his official day after a meeting that ended at 7:45 with Walter Heller.
16 President Kennedy began his day with a meeting with Dr Robert Cohen the President of Princeton University. He then met with McGeorge Bundy. The President next had a meeting with Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani of Italy. The President then hosted a luncheon for the Italian Prime Minister. In the afternoon the President met with Chrissian Herter. He then met with John Tuthill the US Representative to the European Community. The President met with George Kennan. The President then met with David Bell and Bundy. Kennedy also met with Rusk , McNamara, and Bundy. The President ended his official day at 7:10 after a meeting with McGeorge Bundy.
17 The President began the day by signing the budgets. He then had another meeting with with Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani of Italy. The President then met with individuals who had been involved in the Mariner II program at NASA. After lunch the President met with Charles Canon, Robert Jackson, William Ruffing and Myer Feldman. The President then met with participants with Plans for Progress.
18 The President began his day meeting Minnie Miles the President of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. President Kennedy met with the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. The President next met with Senators Church, McGee, Muskie, Pastore and Talmadge. Next the President received the new Ambassador of Upper Volta. President Kennedy next met with the Executive Committee of the US Conference of Mayors. The President then hosted a luncheon at the White House. The President next met with John Steeves the US Ambassador to Afghanistan. The President next met with LB, Douglas Dillon, Henry Fowler, Lawrence O'Brien, Myer Feldman, Myer Feldman, Theodore Sorensen. The President and First Lady went to the International Inn for a Second Inaugural Salute Dinner. The President and Mrs Kennedy attended the Second Inaugural Salute to the President. After the Salute Party the President and First Lady went to the post Inaugural Anniversary Salute party at the home of Vice President and Mrs. Johnson, the party ended at 2:35 AM.
19 The President hosted a brunch for Governors at the White House. He met with his advisors until he left for the pool at 1:20 PM.
20 President Kennedy attends Mass at St. Stephen's Church.
21 The President met with Edward McDermott. The President then met with the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. The President next met with Clark Clifford. The President next had a meeting on the Longshoreman strike. After lunch the President met Douglas Dillon. Fe then met with Dean Rusk William Foster and Jerome Wiesner. Next the President met with Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg. The President and First Lady gave a dinner in honor of the Vice President, The Speaker of the House and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
22 The President began his day with a meeting of with the commander of the VFW. He then met with the Foreign Minster of Argentina. He then met with Elmer Brock and attended a Food for Peace Exhibit. In the afternoon the President met with Meeting on Haiti and Guatemala with Edwin Martin, John Crimmins, Lansing Collins, and Ralph Dungan.
23 The President began his day with a meeting with the Committee on Equal Opportunity in the Armed Forces. He then met with Dean Rusk. The President next met with Karl Heinrich Knappstein the Ambassador of Germany. The President then met Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea, Saidou Conte. The President then met with his economic team. After lunch the President met with John McCone and Richard Holmes of the CIA. The President ended the day with a meeting with Fletcher Knebel.
24 President Kennedy had a breakfast meeting to prepare for his Press Conference. Both the Vice President and Rusk attended the breakfast. The President then met with the Committee to Strengthen the Free World, chaired by General Lucius Clay. The President then met with Dean Rusk, George Ball and McGeorge Bundy. President Kennedy then met with Walt Muller the Ambassador of Chile. The President held his Press Conference next. The President then met with Jock Whtner, Art Buchewald and Bob Donovan. The President and Mrs Kennedy had dinner at the home of Franklin D Roosevelt.
25 The President met with McGeorge Bundy. The President then met for an hour with the United States Delegation to the Conference on Application of Science and Technology for the Benefit of the Less Developed Area. The President then met with Roger Hilsman and Michael Forrestal. Next the President met with Wesley Jones the new Ambassador to Peru. After Lunch the President held a meeting with the EXCOMM to discuss Cuba, and European policy The President ended his official day with a meeting with Douglas Dillon.
26 The President began his day with a meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman William McChesney Martin. He then met with Philip Kaiser the US Ambassador to Senegal. The President met with the Ambassador of Great Britain. The President then flew to Glen Ora, Middleburg Virginia.
27 President and Mrs. Kennedy attend Mass at the Middleburg, Virginia, Community Center and return to Glen Ora.
28 The President returned to Washington. The President then met with The Presidents Advisory Commission on Narcotics and Drug Abuse. The President then met with Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Congressman Edith Green and Congressman Carl Perkins. The President met with Anthony Celebrezze, Dr Frank Keppell. Commission of Education and others on Education. After lunch the President signed a bill for the Columbia River Basin. The President met with Senator Clinton Anderson. The President next met with the United States Advisory Commission on Information. The President then had a meeting on NASA with Rusk, McNamara, Acheson, Kitchen, General Taylor, Ball and Bundy. The President met with Rusk and then Wiesner before ending the say at going to the pool at 7:25.
29 The President began the day with a Legislative Leaders Breakfast. He then had a meeting of Aviation with Najeeb Halaby, Frank Loy, George McGhee, Elmer Staats, Dan Martin and Myer Feldman. The President held a meeting on education legislation with Senate Democratic leaders. The President then had a meeting with Henry Laboouisse the US Ambassador to Greece. After Lunch the President met with his advisors. At 6 he met with the Board of Directors of the Hearst Magazines.
30 The President began the day with a Coffee Hour for Democratic Senators. His First meeting of the day was with Senator Ralph Yarborough, He then met with Mennen Williams the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The President then had a meeting on Agricultural policy. After lunch the President met with Newton Minnow the head of the FCC. He then met with Asst AG Nicholas Katzenbach with Ken O'Donnel and Lee White. The President met with British politician Roy Jenkins. The Presidents last meeting of the day was with Orville Freeman, Ralph Dungan and McGeorge Bundy. The President and First Lady had dinner at the home of Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon. The Kennedys arrived at the Dillon home at 8:36 and departed at 11:55PM.
31 The President began his day with a Coffee Hour for Democratic Congressman. He then met with Walter Heller. The President next met with the Consumer Advisory Council. The President had an off the record meeting with Senator Herman Talmadge. The President next presented to General Lauris Nortstad the American Heart Associations Heart of the Year Award. The President next met with Walt Rostow. The President next greeted the Boston Celtics Basketball Team. After Lunch the President met with his advisors. The President next held a meeting with the EXCOMM to discuss European policy and NATO. At night the President addressed the 50th Anniversary Dinner of Bnai Brith.

Note only major meetings are presented here. No meetings with White House Advisors noted

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