May 1962 President Kennedy's Schedule

 

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May 1962- President Kennedy's Schedule

1 The President began the day with a Legislative Leaders Breakfast. The President met with a delegation from the "Friends Witness for World Order". The President met with Congresswoman Edith Green. He then met with Herve Alpand the Ambassador of France. The President signed S 205 the Educational TV Bill. The President then met with representatives of the American Medical Association. The President met with a group from the Political Club of the Lutheran Academy of Bavaria(Germany). The President then met with a group from Durahm NC. The President then had a meeting with advisers on the situation in the Dominican Republic. He then met with the Secretary of the Army. The President next met with his Labor Management Advisory Committee and received their report. He had an off the record meeting with George Hunt of Life Magazine and ended his official day meeting with Robert Wagner the Mayor of New York City who returned with him to the mansion.
2 The President began his day meeting Averell Harriman. He then met Admiral Alan King. The President then met Adlai Stevensen and Arthur Schlesinger. The President then met with Ball, Harriman, Desmond Fitzgerald, Michael Forrestal, Roswell Gilpatric, General Landsdale, Bundy, Ray Clone, Roger Hilsman, and General Taylor. The President them met with James Gavin, US Ambassador to France. The President next met with Allen Lightner, Assistant Chief US Mission Berlin. After lunch the President met Schlesinger, Lee White and Bill Walton. The President's last meeting of the day was Walter Heller and James Tobin. In the evening the President and the First Lady hosted a diplomatic reception. After the reception the President and First Lady had a private dinner with Mr and Mrs Charles Engelhardts and Mr & Mrs H O Oppenheimer.
3 The President met with Senator Paul Douglas. The President next met James Webb the Administrator of NASA. The President next met with Dr Glenn Seaborg, Roswell Gilpatric, Charles Johnson, Gerlad Johnson, General Ludecke, General Taylor, David Bell, William Tyler, Mr Shapeley and McGeorge Bundy. The President had a meeting with Lt Colonel John Glenn, Gherman Titov( Russian Cosmonaut) and Antony Dobrynin the USSR Ambassador. The President the held a luncheon in honor with Dr Alons Gorback the Chancellor of Austria. After the luncheon the President met with Chancellor Alfons Gorbach, Foreign Minister Bruno Kreisky, Secretary of State Ludwig Steiner, and Ambassador Wilfried Platzer of Austria. The President later met with Shigeru Yoshida the former Prime Minister of Japan. The President met with Arthur Goldberg. The President met with a group of businessman on their return from Korea. The President ended his day meeting with Rowland Evans.
4 President Kennedy left for New Orleans. The President gave an address on Foreign Trade. The President then went to City Hall were he received the key to the city and gave a speech. The President then left New Orleans and flew to Elgin Airforce Base. There he received a demonstration of Weapons Fire Power. The President then flew to Palm Beach.
5 President Kennedy stays at the home of Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy. Palm Beach, Florida
6 The President went to St Ann's Catholic Church. In the late afternoon the President returned to Washington.
7 The President met with his advisors throughout the morning. He met with Senator Quentin Burdick and Governor and Mrs William Guy of North Dakota. The President met with a delegation of the Lions Club. The President met with Joseph McMurray of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. He then met with Fritz Erler, Deputy Chairman of the German Social Democratic Party. The President met with his advisors to end the day.
8 President Kennedy departed the White House for Atlantic City. The President spoke to at the convention of the United Auto Workers. The President returned to Washington were he greeted the members of the Small Business Administration's National Advisory Board. The President met with Congressman Victor Anfuse
9 The President had a Legislative Leaders Breakfast to start the day. He met with Senator Allen Ellender. He then met with the Commerce Committee for the Alliance for Progress. The President met Congressman Harold McSween. The President met with his advisors in preparation for his press conference. He then had a meeting with Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen of Norway and his entourage. The President hosted a luncheon in honor the Norwegian Prime Minister. The President then gave a press conference. On returning to the White House he met with Louis Banks, Duncal Taylor and Hugh Sidney. He then met with Chester Bowles. The President ended his official day with a meeting with Douglas Dillon, followed by meetings with Sorensen and White.
10 The President had a meeting to discuss the possibility of having a permanent US industrial exposition. The President then met a delegation from the Government of Guinea. The President met with Senator Stuart Symington, followed by Governor David Lawrence. The President met with representatives of the US Conference of Mayors. The President greeted a group of foreign students. He then met with Honorable Lord Boyd Orr the Scottish nutritionist, together with Senator Hubert Humphrey, and James Patton the President of the National Farmers Union. The President then had an off the record meeting to discuss Laos. The President and Mrs Kennedy attended a reception given by the Prime Minister of Norway.
11 President Kennedy gave the AAA Lifesaving awards to six recipients of school safety awards. The President then met with the Prime Minister of Norway. Next the President met with Senator Herman Talmadge. The President then met with Congressman Sam Stratton. The President met with Lumar Sow the newly appointed Ambassador of Mali. The President then had an off the record meeting with Bundy, McGhee, Cleveland, Fredericks, Burdett and Stevenson. After lunch the president met with David Schoebrum. The then met with Adre Malraux. In the evening the President and First Lady gave a dinner in honor of French Minister of Cultural Affairs André Malraux
12 The President met together with the undersecretary of agriculture with a group of Foreign Agricultural Services Attaches. He then met with the Former Mayor of Cambridge. The President then had a meeting on Laos, the meeting continued most of the afternoon The President then left for Milwaukee. He spoke at the Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner.
13 The President traveled to Glen Ora after attending church a St Johns Cathedral in Milwaukee. At Glen Ora the President and First Lady gave a luncheon for French Cultural Affairs Minister André Malraux
14 The President began his day with a meeting with Arthur Dean, William C. Foster, and Carl Kaysen. The President met with Phillip Klutznick and Myer Feldman. The President then participated in the National Teacher of the Year Awards. He then greeted a group of Mexican-United States Palimentarians. After Lunch the President met with Dean Rausk and Robert McNamara.
15 The President Kennedy began his day with a Bipartisan Legislative Leaders Meeting. The President then spoke to the Magazine Publishers Association. The President then greeted a group of Farm Editors. The President next met representatives of the Women Army Air Corps. President Kennedy next met a delegation from B'Na Brtih. Next the President met the recipients of the Hearst Foundation Annual National Journalism Awards. The President had lunch with Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, Professor Vittorio Valletta and Dr Garibaldi. After lunch the President met with the Ambassador of Germany. He then hosted a Military Reception.
16 The President had a Legislative Leaders Breakfast to start the day. The President next met with Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development. President Kennedy met with Senator Russell Long. He then met with Lord Morrison Lambeth the President of the British Board of censors. He then met with a group of police officers. After lunch the President met with his advisors. He also had a meeting with Congressman Chet Hollfied, Senator Clinton Anderson, Senator John Pastors, and Senator Henry Jackson.
17 The President began his day with a meeting with LBJ, Dean Rusk, Orville Freeman, Robert Manning, Andrew Halcher, McGeorge Bundy, Theodore Sorensen, Myer Feldman, and Walter Heller. He then met with Dean Rusk. The President then greeted participants in a World Food Forum. The President met with a German delegation before going to lunch. After Lunch the President gave a press conference. he then met with Senator Clinton Anderson and Jack Beaty, followed by a meeting with John Rockeffeler and General Maxwell Taylor. At night the President gave an address over national TV to National Trade Policy Conference.
18 President Kennedy met with Ladd Plumley, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The President met with the Newly appointed Ambassador of the Dominican Republic. After lunch the President met with the members of the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy of the Foreign Service. The President then traveled to New York.
19 The President visited his Father who was in New York, he the went to a reception at the home of Arthur Krim. Next the President spoke to the International Ladies Garment Workers at the dedication of a cooperative housing project. The President then attended a reception at the Four Season Restaurant for Democratic Party contributors. The President then attended a birthday party dinner and reception at Madison Square Garden in honor of his birthday. After the dinner at Madison Square Garden the President attended a party at the Krim Residence. After lunch the President met with Rusk, Bohlen, Kohler, Hilenbrand and Bundy. He later met with Senator Harry Byrd.
20 The President visited with his father, then spoke at Madison Square Garden to a rally in support of the President's program of medical care for the aged. After a reception at Gracie Mansion- the mayor residence the President returned to Washington and went to Glen Ora.
21 After returning to the White House the President went to the State Department to address an Economic Conference. Upon returning to the White House the President met Senator Stuart Symington. He then met the board of the American Bar Association. Next he met a group of Japanese Governors. The President met with the US Ambassador to Ecuador followed by the Ambassador to the US of Panama. In the afternoon the President met Senator Harry Byrd and other advisors.
22 The President had a Legislative Leaders Breakfast to start the day. The President greeted a group of Democratic Women. The papers of James Madison were presented by the President. The President and Mrs Kennedy greeted President and Mrs. Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Republic of Ivory Coast at the Marine Air Terminal. In the afternoon the President met with General Lucius Clay and Maxwell Taylor. He met with Senator Carl Hayden. In the evening the President and the First Lady hosted a dinner in honor of President and Mrs. Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Republic of Ivory Coast
23 The President began his day by meeting with state directors of the selective service. The President then met President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Republic of Ivory Coast with his party. The President then prepared for his press conference by meeting with LBJ, Rusk and his advisors. After lunch the President gave a Press Conference. In the early evening the President met Van Lennep the Treasurer General of Netherlands. He then met with Senators Robert Kerr and Clinton Anderson.
24 The President began his day by giving an address marking the laying of a cornerstone of the new Rayburn House Office Building. The President then chaired a Cabinet Reading. Next the President met with a Japanese Scientific Delegation. The President then met with Congressman George Miller and then Senator Robert Kerr and Senator George Smathers. After Lunch the President met with President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Republic of Ivory Coast. The President then met with General Albert Watson the US Commander in Berlin. The President next hosted an off the record meeting on Laos. The President then met with Congressman Wilbur Mills and Carl Vinson. In the evening the President and First Lady attended a Dinner given by President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Republic of Ivory Coast at the Mayflower Hotel.
25 The President met Livingston Merchant the US Ambassador to Canada. He then met with Dr Haverman, director intergovernmental Committee for European Migration. The President gave an address at the White House Conference on Conservation. The President then met Charles Ritchie the new Ambassador of Canada. The President next met with the Ambassador of Australia. He then met with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India. The President met with Douglas Dillon.
26 President Kennedy met with Senator Alan Bible and Howard Cannon. He then met the US Ambassador to Haiti. The President met with Robert McNamara. The President then traveled to Glen Ora.
27 President and Mrs. Kennedy attend Mass at Middleburg, Virginia, Community Center and return to Glen Ora.
28 The President returned to Washington. After meeting his advisors the President met the US Minister to Bulgaria and the US Ambassador to Nepal followed by George Kennan the US Ambassador to Yugoslavia. After lunch the President addressed a conference of senior officials of nongovernmental organizations.
29 The President had a Legislative Leaders Breakfast to start the day. The President then had a meeting with his economic advisor. Dean Rusk next met the President. The President traveled to the Pentagon. There he attended a briefing. After lunch the President had a meeting with McGeorge Bundy, Dean Rusk, Foy Kohler, and Charles Bohlen on the situation in Berlin. The President then met with the Foreign Affair Secretary of Yugoslavia. The President next had an off the record meeting on Taiwaan with Rusk, McNamara , McCone , Bundy and General Marshall Carter. The President next met with Senator Robert Kerr. The President the left for Glen Ora.
30 President and Mrs. Kennedy spend Memorial Day at Glen Ora. Middleburg, Virginia.
31 President Kennedy returned to Washington. He then met Senator Vance Hartke. After attending church the President received the report of the Presidents Committee on Juvenile Delinquency. The President then gave a address to American Foreign Service Association of the Department of State. After returning to the White House the President held an off the record meeting on the Alliance for Progress. He then met Elie Abel of NBC news.

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

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