May 1963 President Kennedy's Schedule

 

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May 1963- President Kennedy's Schedule

1 President Kennedy began the day with a meeting with the Minister of Education of Rwanda. The President next met with Bundy. He then received a group of Army Commanders. The President had a separate meeting with General Paul Freeman the Commander in Chief of the United States Army Europe. The President then went to Embassy of Luxembourg for a dinner that we held on his behalf. After the luncheon the President met with Grand Duchess Charlotte. At 6 PM the President held a Congressional Social Hour.
2 The President began met with Catholic War Veterans. The President then met with Alderman James J O'Keefe. The President next met with Robert Marjolin the VP of the EEC. President Kennedy had a luncheon with Labor leaders. The President received the winner of the Federal Woman Award. The President had a meeting with George Ball, William Tyler, Willis Armstrong, Robert McNamara and Paul Nitze. The President then participated in a reception for the living Congressional Medal of Honor Winners.
3 President Kennedy met representatives of the National Association for Mental Health. The President had a meeting with senior foreign policy and defense advisers to discuss the multilateral force and British Guiana. After lunch the President met with the Ambassador of Great Britain. He also met Antonio Garrigue the Ambassador of Spain. At 9PM the President attended the 19th Annual Dinner of Radio and Television Correspondents.
4 The President greeted the graduating class of the VMI. The President then met with representatives from the American for Democratic Action. The President traveled to Camp David.
5 The First Family spent the day at Camp David. Late in the afternoon the President returned to Washington. At 9:30 PM the President addressed the 75th Anniversary of the International Association of Machinist.
6 The President began his day with a meeting with the New York World's Fair Committee. The President then met with Tamizuddin Khan the speaker of the Pakistan National Assembly. The President next et with Dean Rusk and McGeorge Bundy. At 5PM the President held a Social Hour for members of Congress.
7 President Kennedy started his day with a Legislative Leaders Breakfast. He then met Frances Willis the US Ambassador to Ceylon. Next the President met with Joseph Farland the US Ambassador to Panama. The President presented Young American Medals for Bravery in the Rose Garden. After the ceremony the President brought the winner and their families into his office. After lunch the President met with Defense Secretary McNamara. He them met with Senator Olin Johnston. Next the President meet with Friedrich Foertsch, Chief of Armed Forces, West Germany, and Ambassador of Germany Heinrich Knappstein. The President next greeted the delegates to the Pan American Highway Congress.
8 The President had his Pre Press Conference breakfast. The President held a meeting on the future Kennedy Library. The President next met with Samuel Edward Peal the Ambassador of Liberia. The President next met with Admiral George Anderson the Chief of Naval Operations for an hour. The President greeted the visiting Chiefs of Staff of the Latin American Air Forces. The President later received the Commission on Registration and Voting Participation. The President held a Press Conference at 4PM. On his return to the White House the President greeted a group of foreign students who were studying in the Washington area. The President had a meeting with Rusk Komer, Feldman, Bund and Strong. The President met with various aids until going to the pool at 7:28.
9 The President began his day by presenting the AAA Gold Lifesaver medals to eight winners. President Kennedy received members of Association of American Editorial Cartoons. The President then traveled to Arlington National Cemetary to go to participate in a ceremony honoring Ignacy Jan Paderewski The President then went to the Department of Commerce to speak to the Annual Meeting of the Presidents Committee on Employment of the handicapped. After returning to the White House and swimming the President traveled to the Shoreham Hotel were he spoke at a luncheon of the Committee for Economic Development. Upon returning to his office the President met with Richard Maguire. He then met with directors and Chief Administrators of the Peace Corps. The President then met with members of the Citizen Committee to Reduce Taxation. The President then hosted a National Security Council Meeting, He then had a smaller meeting with his advisors to prepare for talks with Canadian Prime Minister Pearson the next day.
10 The President began the day with a meeting with representative of the League of Women Voters. President Kennedy met J Edgar Hoover and then departed for Hyannis Port. Meeting with Prime Minister Lester Pearson of Canada for the afternoon. The President hosted a dinner for the Canadian Prime Minister at the Home of Ambassador Kennedy.
11 In the morning the President met with Prime Minister Lester Pearson of Canada. After Pearson left Hyannis Port the President left as well. He traveled to Cambridge and looked over potential sites for library. The President then returned to Washington and then headed to Camp David.
12 The President and Mrs. Kennedy went to the recreation hall for Church services. The President and First Lady spent time around the swimming pool. The President returned to Washington late in the afternoon. In the evening he addressed the American people on events in Birmingham.
13 President Kennedy began his day with a meeting with Dean Rusk. He then met with Sargent Shriver. Next the President met with Allan Lightner the US Ambassador to Libya. After lunch the President met with a group of foreign military officers who were studying at Ft Leavneworth. The President met with George Ball, Christian Herter and Carl Kaysen. The President next hosted members of Congress for Social Hour. The President had a meeting with Dean Rusk and Alan Boyd the Chairman of the Civil Aeronatics Board. The President then hosted a dinner for the Harvard Board of Overseers to mark the end of President Kennedy's 6-year term as an overseer.
14 The President started his day with a meeting with Legislative Leaders. The President then met with George McGeee the US Ambassador to West Germany. The President next met with the Members of Railway Emergency Board. The President then met with editors and publishers of 26 Alabama newspapers. The President next met with Senator Leverett Saltonstall. The President then received the winners of the William Randolph Hearst awards.
15 The President started his day with a meeting with Heinrich Krone the Chairman of the German Defense Council. The President next met with the Douglas Dillon and Lawrence O'Brien. In the afternoon the President met with John McCone and with the British Ambassador.
16 The President met the National Commander of World War I Veterans, he then received representatives of the Amalgamated Meat Packers. The President then had meetings with John McCloy followed by one with Douglas Dillon. The President then had a meeting on agricultural policy. The President next met with the National Advisor Council on Small Business Administration. The President then met with the New York World's Fair Committee. The Presidents last meeting was with Hugh Sidey.
17 The President met with he Council on Aging. President Kennedy then met with Dr Glenn Seaborg. His next meeting was the Jean Monnet and McGeorge Bundy. The President then had a meeting on agricultural policy that included Congressman Harold Cooley and Congressman W.R Page. The President then had a meeting with senior advisers to discuss India. After lunch the President met a group of Italians. The President then had a meeting on the Arab Israeli Conflict. Present were Dean Rusk, Averell Harriman, Philipps Talbot, Mr Grant McGeorge Bundy and Robert Komar. The President then held a reception for Senators.
18 The President met with a group of Indonesian Peace Corps Volunteers. The President then departed for Nashville. The President gave the Address to the 90th anniversary convocation of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He then traveled to Muscle Shoals Alabama . There he spoke on the 30th anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The President then went to Redstone Arsenal where he spoke as part of his last stop of the day. The President then returned to Washington and Camp David.
19 President and Mrs. Kennedy and Caroline attend church services and relax at Camp David, Maryland.
20 The President returned from Camp David. He received a delegation from West Virginia in connection with the West Virginian Centennial celebration. The President then met with Dean Rusk, Robert McNamara, General Maswell Taylor and General Lemnitzer. The President then had a meetings with Robert Kennedy, and senior advisers to discuss Cuba, NATO, Europe, trade negotiations, and civil rights. The President then received representatives of National Conservation Organizations. The President then signed HR 4997 the Feed Grain Bill. After Lunch the President met with General Lemnitzer. He then greeted Frederick Ashton and his Ballet troupe. The President met with the Indian Minister of Economic and Defense Coordination. The President received a group of Labor Press Editors.
21 President Kennedy began his day with a Legislative Leaders Breakfast. The President then had a Cabinet Meeting. Next the President had a meeting with his defense and Science advisors on High Yield Weapons. Next the the President gives a presentation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Gordon Cooper. After Lunch the President met with the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. The President then had a meeting on Haiti. The President next met with his Committee on Equal Opportunity in Housing. The President then met with Willard Wirtz and Walter Heller. The President then met with Senator George Smathers. The President ended his day with a meeting with Arthur Schlesinger and August Hecksher.
22 The President had a Pre Press Conference Breakfast. He then met with Luther Hodges. President Kennedy then met with Officers of Chinese Refugee Relief including Claire Chennault the President. After Lunch the President went to the State Department to give his Press Conference. At 5:30 the President hosted a Congressional Social Hour.
23 The President attended Ascension Day Mass. When he returned to the White House he met with Governor of New Mexico Jack Campbell. The President met with Senator Ralph Yarborough. The President then flew to New York. The President participated in the dedication of the East Coast Memorial to the Missing at Sea, New York City. In the evening the President spoke at a Fund Raising dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. The dinner ended at 1:20 AM.
24 President Kennedy returned to Washington. In the afternoon the President met with Wilson Wyatt, Max Levy, Robert Bernett and Averell Harriman. He then met with Curtis Le May and Earle Wheeler. The Presidents last meeting was with Dean Rusk. The President attended the White House Press Dinner. The President returned to the White House at 11:25 PM.
25 Meeting with French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville and Ambassador of France Hervé Alphand. Next the President met with Congressman Wilbur Mills and Douglas Dillon and Lawrence O'Brien. He them met with Rober McNamara. The President flew to his new residence at Rattlesnake Mountain and then headed to Camp David.
26 President and Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy, Jr. relax at Camp David, Maryland.
27 The First Family departed Camp David. The Presidents first meeting back in the White House was with Jerald Wright the Ambassador to the Republic of China. The President next met with Clark Clifford, followed by Fred Kappel. After Lunch the President met with Carly Sander the Governor of Georgia. The President then addressed the National Foreign Policy Conference. The Presidents last meeting was with David Lawrence.
28 President Kennedy began his day with a Legislative Leaders Breakfast. He then signed S 20 and Outdoor Recreation Bill. Later in the morning the President met with Rusk, McNamara, Ball, Tyler,Nitze and Foster. The President next met with Joseph Luns the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands. After lunch the President met with John McCone together with McNamara. President Kennedy then met with Paul Henri Spaak the Foreign Minister of Belgium. The President's last meeting was wit McGeorge Bundy. The President and First Lady went to a reception at the new home of Hugh Anchincloss. On the way back to the White House they dropped in on the home of the McNamara's.
29 The President received the Father of the Year Award. President Kennedy met with the Right Honorable Patrick Gordon Walker - member of parliament. The President had a Luncheon meeting with nine state governors to ask them to provide leadership in their states to assure equal opportunities for all citizens. The President met with Representatives of the NATO Countries. The White House staff gave the President a surprise birthday party.
30 The President participated together with his son John jr participated in Memorial Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery. Later the First Family together with Mr and Mrs Ben Bradlee and Mr and Mrs David Niven went to Camp David for the day. They all returned at nine o'clock at night.
31 The President began his day with a meeting with General Joseph Mobutu the Commander of Congolese Armed Forces. The President next met with S.K Patil the Food and Agriculture Minister of India. The Presidents next meeting was with Samuel Berger. In the Afternoon the President held a meeting on Haiti and British Guiana with U. Alexis Johnson, William Burdett, Richard Helms, and McGeorge Bundy.

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

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