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“A Very, Very Ambitious Young Man”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

When President Johnson announced that he would not select any member of his Cabinet as his vice-presidential running mate for the 1964 election, Attorney General Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy decided to resign and run for a U.S. Senate seat from New York. Here, Johnson discussed Kennedy’s plans with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who admitted, “I just can’t wrap my mind around that kind of ambition.”

 

Date:
August 17, 1964
Topic:
RFK
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6408-27-5008-5009

Conversation Participants