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Document Details


Title: John A. Kennedy
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Harry S Truman Museum and Library
Collection: Truman Library Oral History Program
Description: Longtime personal friend of Harry S. Truman. Served as a captain (U.S. Naval Reserve) during World War II with responsibility for Naval liaison with the Truman Committee as well as with other Congressional committees and Government agencies. Later served as a personal assistant to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. As a newspaper publisher and radio -- TV executive supported Truman for reelection in 1948.
Extent: 71 pages
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/kennedyj.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kennedy, John A.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Executive; Military personnel
Document location: Gulf Stream, FL
Document date: 13-Apr-1974
Interviewer: Fuchs, J. R.
People discussed: Harry S. Truman; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Historical events discussed: Cold War, 1945-1989; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Cold War, 1945-1989; District of Columbia; Harry S. Truman; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Political parties; Presidents--Term of office--United States; Presidents--United States; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; United States; United States--Politics and government; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: European Recovery Program; Marshall Plan; Truman administration
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0032097-35328